Water is the most vital human need, but more than a billion people around the world do not have access to it. Nearly 5,000 children die every day due to water pollution. More than 2 billion of world's population lacks sanitation facilities and clean drinking water.
Travelling on foot for at least 3 kilometers away from home twice a day to get water is a daily task for children who don't have direct access to clean drinking water. Childhood in some third world countries means spending more than 6 hours a day going back and forth to ponds through roads full of snakes and dangerous animals, all while carrying gallons of water for their families. Unfortunately, the water brought home by the child from the pond is often contaminated, which puts their health at risk.
Digging boreholes helps us provide them with clean drinking water. This is Awtad's biggest priority.