Water is an essential of life, yet 783 millions people around the world still don’t have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. One of the most common causes of death in the developing world is drinking dirty and diseased water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation causes 80% of diseases and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
Over 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
In the countries we work, the poor and needy have to sometimes walk between 5 and 20 KM to get access to water.
Caravan of Mercy aims to play an active part in trying to provide safe clean water around the world. We aim to achieve this by installing hand pumps and boreholes in those areas that are most in need.
With your donations we have already installed more than 850 hand pumps and boreholes in Africa and Asia.
Will YOU make a change on this years World Water Day 2015?
You can help by donating towards our #DrinkSafeWater Appeal.