November, 2016—Samaritan’s Purse visits a Canadian university and talks to the students about dirty water.
About 842,000 people die each year from diarrheal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation and hygiene.That means a death every 37.5 seconds. The majority of these are children in developing countries. Providing clean water, coupled with health and hygiene education, is perhaps the most effective measure we can take in preventing infectious disease. Samaritan’s Purse works around the world to provide clean water and promote safe hygiene practices.
Save the life of a child or adult in a developing country by providing safe water along with health and hygiene education that will help protect them from deadly, but preventable, diseases. Simple and effective water filters, community wells and water storage solutions, and sanitation facilities can all drastically improve lives and open doors to share the eternal hope of Jesus Christ.