In Ghana thousands of children die from diarrheal disease caused by bacteria, viruses and other contaminants in dirty water each year


       
Hey Kevin,

In Ghana thousands of children die from diarrheal disease caused by bacteria, viruses and other contaminants in dirty water each year. Globally, unsafe water is the a leading cause of death  for children under age five.

In Northern Ghana, mothers don’t get sick days. Even so, they still manage to care for sick children, who are susceptible to diseases from unclean water. The video below highlights the harm to working mothers and their children when families collect dirty water from the stream without resources to clean that water.

“People now understand the connection between clean water and their health,” Nema, a farmer, says in the video.

Fusenia, a nurse, Joana, a seamstress with a “serious business,” and Nema, a farmer and mother, all use P&G’s Purifier of Water packets to prevent waterborne illness and provide clean drinking water for their families and their communities.

The women also teach others about the benefits of the clean water produced by the packets as part of P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. Ultimately, these women are replacing the negative impact of dirty water with a positive impact of empowerment through access to clean water.

“The power of clean water is transformational – for the health of women and their families and it enables education and access to economic opportunities for a better future,”said Marc Pritchard, P&G’s Chief Brand Officer.

Since 2004, the CSDW Program has provided more than 12 billion liters of clean water, empowering women and strengthening their communities. By 2020, P&G plans to provide 15 billion liters of water, continuing the movement to end the clean water crisis.

Thanks for doing what you do,
The Global Citizen Team
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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