- 1.2 billion people lack access to an improved water supply - approximately one in six people on earth (United Nations Human Development Report 2006)
- 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to improved sanitation. (United Nations Human Development Report 2006)
- 5,000 children die everyday because of water-borne diseases (Tap Project)
So what is Boston doing about it? This week, beginning on Sunday, March 16, 2008 through Saturday, March 22, 2008 select restaurants are asking that you donate at least $1.00 for the tap water that is typically free. This will hopefully raise some much need money and awareness for those who don’t have access to clean tap water.
Take it from Fatima, who is from Mabuia, Angola where there used to be no clean water. “A mother must take care of her children,” echoed Fatima, as she emptied her load of clean water into a bucket at her grass hut. “But we cannot do that when we have only dirty water. This project has changed the fortunes of this village,” she said.
Photo Courtesy of www.bcwa-ri.com