Hands of Mercy Ministries
Clean Water Project
In India, over 160 million people lack access to safe water. The majority live in isolated rural areas where women and children are forced to walk for hours a day to find water. Often these sources are contaminated. Even though they know this will bring sickness to their families, they have no other option. Walking for water keeps children out of school and women from earning money to support the family.
The World Bank estimates that 21 percent of communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of good hygiene practices. More than 500 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhea in India alone. Access to clean water restores health for families. Clean water gives kids a chance to attend school and build a better future.