Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene are the main causes of illness and death in the world.
Diarrhea and many other diseases are mainly concerned the lack of drinking water, hygiene routines and adequate sanitation facilities.
Every year 2.4 million people die from diarrhea and other related diseases lack of clean water. A quarter of all childhood deaths are caused by contaminated water, lack of sanitation and hygiene and 9% (nine percent) of all diseases in the world stem from the same evil.
Besides the risk of contracting diseases, unsanitary conditions impose high costs for the poor, exacerbating their poverty and society in which they live.
Poor families lose an average of three hours every day searching for clean water, taking valuable time that could be spent at work or school.
And women and girls who suffer the greatest social consequences.
In the poorest areas of Brazil are women and girls are responsible for walking long distances to collect water for her family. In addition to physical consequences, this leads to loss of education and opportunity for income generation.
Combat diseases caused by lack of clean water and poor hygiene undoubtedly are ways to reduce the number of deaths, but not solve this problem.
Providing access to basic services, long-term, results in economic and health benefits for the poor in Brazil and people in the developing world.
Ensuring reliable and affordable services can reduce illness and death from diarrhea and other diseases, increase economic opportunities for families and communities, and improve school attendance, especially by girls.
Our goal is to seek ways to help the tens of millions of people in Brazil and around the world with the benefit of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.