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 older adults 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 way to collect water in 30-40 pound jugs. 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.