If you have been to the Amazon and seen the massive size of the river then you can relate to the poem about a thirsty sailor that said, "Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink."
The water that surrounds the villages isn't just for drinking, the river is their source of transportation, their laundry room, dish washer and many other uses.
The stats about the problems that are caused by dirty water are incredible:
- Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.
- 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.
- 1 in 9 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water.
With your help AmazonVida can provide clean water solutions to more villages that are desperate to end the struggle for clean water.