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''At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.''
''Every 15 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.'' -That's four children dying per minute, or around 240 children dead every hour.
I don't care how many people have already blogged about it; it's absolutely amazing. [www.water.org] is an active participant in helping create clean water supplies for communities in areas which have no access to clean water. This is an important organisation because the communities reaping the benefits feel they are more a part of it. The communities help in the decision-making process, cost and what local materials are used.
It is important that the community is a part of this as it means they will not reject it, they may even find pride in the finished project, giving them the movitation to keep it up, running and clean as possible. When communities have trouble repairing their water systems, local partners step in and help. This maintenance is important because it means the water systems are long term solutions. In addition, WaterCredit provides sanitation and health information in order to give the community more of an understanding of the importance the cleanliness has, and how exactly to stay clean and healthy.
WaterCredits can be donated, which help in the development of more water systems. So far, this organisation has helped Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India and Kenya. SIgn up to the newsletter, donate WaterCredits and spread the word.
Read WaterCredit success stories at [http://water.org/watercredit/success-stories/].