Clean Water Access And Hygiene Campaign
How The Louis Jean Foundation Is Helping
Clean Water Improves All Aspects Of Life
Access to basic sanitation facilities and clean water can save up to 16,000 lives weekly. Ailments related to the unsafe water kills more people than the combination of war and other forms of violence and 43% of these deaths are children.
With easier access to clean water, the time previously used to look for water can be used in productive activities that reduce poverty. These include going to school for children, producing food and making income. Annually, women in the Caribbean use countless of hours walking to look for water.
Every month, adolescent girls do not attend school for a week because of lack of proper sanitation facilities. The struggle for clean water keeps many children, especially girls, out of school. Easier access to water keeps more children in school.
Giving a community in the Caribbean, water gives girls and women their life back. They collect 72% of the water used in this part of the world. Girls can spend more time in school while women can engage in productive activities and enhance their homesteads.