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Water For Life

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  • Team Living Water

    Team Living Water unites through running, biking, and adventure challenges to provide water, for life, in Jesus’ name.

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  • The H2O Project

    Take the H2O Challenge. Make tap water your only beverage for a time and offer the savings to the thirsty.

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  • 2014 Annual Review

    Find out how you impacted 1,346 thirsty communities last year. Flip through 2014’s Annual Review, packed with stories you made possible!

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  • Trips

    Become a well driller yourself! Join a week-long drilling or well repair trip to Central America or Haiti.

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Water and Health

At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.

Nearly 90 percent of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, and poor hygiene. Every year, there are 4 billion cases of diarrhea as a direct result of drinking contaminated water; this results in more than 2.2 million deaths each year ‐ the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing every day.

The weakest members of communities are the most vulnerable; every day water-related diseases claim the lives of 5000 children under the age of five. That?s roughly one every 15 seconds.

Clean water and sanitation are among the most powerful preventative medicines for reducing child mortality. They are to diarrhea what immunization is to killer diseases such as measles or polio: a mechanism for reducing risk and averting death.
- United Nations Development Program, 2006

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