According to the World Health Organization, over 2 billion people lack access to clean water and are drinking daily from a water source contaminated with feces, putting them at risk of cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
Water-related diseases are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world.
In addition, long walks to collect water, often a burden placed upon female family members, risks their health and safety, takes time away from school and work, and locks families into a cycle of poverty.
Access to clean water can turn problems into potential: unlocking education, economic prosperity, and improved health.
It costs as little as $0.55 to provide 1 person with an entire year of clean drinking water.
At Bestowed Essentials, 10% of every order is donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the globe. To see the impact of our charity partner Pledgeling, click here.