There are a number of reasons why poverty has become an epidemic in Africa. Poverty can be the result of political instability, ethnic conflicts, climate change and other man-made causes.
But one of the greatest causes of poverty in Africa is also the most overlooked…the lack of access to clean drinking water.
The lack of water is an often insurmountable obstacle to helping oneself. You can’t grow food, you can’t build housing, you can’t stay healthy, you can’t stay in school and you can’t keep working.
Water treatment units
Without clean water, the possibility of breaking out of the cycle of poverty is incredibly slim.
For women and children especially, this crisis is real. It effects every minute of the day.
Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water – that’s the equivalent of 1 in 8 people on the planet!
For these people, poverty is a fact of life. The good news… This is a solvable problem.