Access to clean water is one of the biggest issues facing the developing countries of Africa. Dirty water is responsible for several diseases and can cause fatalities in small children in particular. Every day more than 4,000 children in developing countries die simply because they didn’t have clean drinking water.
Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program
One program doing great things around the globe is the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (www.csdw.org). Thanks to simple PUR packets, dirty, bacteria-infested water can become harmless in a matter of minutes.
CSDW provides people in the developing world with water purification packets that can turn 10 liters of dirty water into safe, drinkable water. They remove more than 99.99% of intestinal bacteria and viruses as well as 99.9% of protozoa. Pick up a few packs yourself and give them out personally in Tanzania.