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6/17/13 at 12:55 PM 1 Comments

Unclean Water Kills Almost 30,000 People Each Week

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One of my favorite Bible stories occurred when a Samaritan woman went to a well to collect water and met Jesus. This event happened almost 2,000 years ago and still many people around the world must collect water in a similar manner.

According to UNESCO, "Water is life. Yet 768 million people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water, and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. When water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill."

Besides government agencies there are Christian charitable organizations developing clean water projects for people with limited access to safe drinking water.

Compassion Internation's  Compassion Water for Life project provides water to 650,000 people. The following infographic shows that $6 million has been given to this project and it has funded clean water development in 23 countries.

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