16 MILLION PEOPLE IN KENYA LACK ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER WHILE 24 MILLION LACK ACCESS TO BASIC SANITATION SOLUTIONS
Now, more than ever, clean water is vital to the health and wellbeing of people around the world. Access to clean water provides a ripple effect of life-changing benefits. Clean water decreases the prevalence of deadly waterborne illnesses such as typhoid and cholera, thus decreasing mortality rates. It allows children to spend more time in school rather than walking miles everyday to fetch water, enhancing their education and improving their future. Access to clean water also empowers women to earn an income, grow food, and provide for their families instead of spending hours a day fetching water. By digging clean water wells in communities with the greatest need, Zoe is meeting a basic need that will impact generations to come.