Water is Only 6 Miles Away

Food & Water

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On any morning in Africa, one can find people walking with empty vessels towards the closest sources of water, in order to obtain water for drinking and cooking. They may arrive after a few hours to the lake and start to fill their containers with dirty water. At the moment, this is their best option for obtaining water.

After filling containers, they head back home to share this precious resource with their families, who are waiting patiently for hours on end. This insight is just a preview of what a normal day looks like for a poor person living in Africa; when they must walk miles in order to reach a water source.

Walking many miles to find water is just one obstacle for the average person living in Africa. It could be that the water they do find is not good for them, and may expose them to waterborne illnesses. Most of the surface water that people in Africa use contains harmful bacteria. This sad fact contributes to the reality that causes diarrhoea diseases in children. Diarrhoea diseases impact is greater than the combined impact of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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By simply improving water sanitation and drinking-water quality in Africa, the suffering from these diseases could be reduced by nearly 90%. (UN)

To date, more than 100,000 people in Africa have been given access to clean water by using wells built by Zakat Foundation donors. Zakat Foundation continues digging wells in areas of water scarcity throughout Africa in order to provide drinkable water and prevent water related diseases. You can change the lives of thousands of people in Africa by digging a well and allowing them to have access to clean water.

Donate to dig a well in Africa and save thousands!

 

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