Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
It is estimated that 1.58 million people die each year from diarrheal diseases caused by unclean water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene habits. This is equivalent to one person dying every 20 seconds. The majority of these are children in developing countries. Providing clean water, coupled with health and hygiene education, is perhaps the most preventative measure we can take in keeping our world from infectious disease. Samaritan's Purse has a variety of programs around the world to provide clean water and promote safe hygiene practices.
Billions of people don't have access to clean water, which results in chronic illness and death. That's why Samaritan's Purse has clean water projects around the world, drilling freshwater wells, providing household water filters, constructing latrines, and teaching personal hygiene.
Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica as a Category 5 storm, decimating homes and destroying most public water systems. Samaritan’s Purse is bringing clean water to communities and schools on the Caribbean island and restoring health to families in desperate need.
Samaritan's Purse is providing clean, safe water for 100,000 people in two refugee camps in South Sudan. Not only are we meeting vast physical needs, we're also proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Living Water, who alone can meet people's spiritual needs.
Families in Cambodia and all over the world are suffering from unclean water. Thanks to Bio Sand Filters and Wells, there is a solution to help minimize the sickness these people are experience. Join Turn on the Tap to help provide people all over the world with clean water, just like you drink.
Did you know there's a simple solution that can essentially eliminate the water struggle many families in the developing world face? Watch to find out about how a simple invention developed in the 90s is revolutionizing people's ways of life, and get involved so more families can gain access to this life-saving resource.