Each and every year, diseases from unclean surface water kill more people than all forms of violence. Healthy adults get violently sick after one glass of tainted water; children and the elderly who are not as strong succumb to various diseases.
Clean water security is truly a trickle-down social, quality of life, and economic proposition. Mothers have more time to devote to their families instead of trudging miles each day to collect water they will carry back in jugs weighing 30 to 40 pounds. Quality of life for children expands exponentially as they spend less time being sick, and more time at school or with their families.
Not having to deal with the crushing weight of finding, getting, and treating contaminated surface water opens up the possibilities of economic development and freedom.
ONE water well can service thousands of people and transform a community.