This is not new news, but the statistics on access to clean water remain staggering:
- Currently more than 780 million people have no access to improved sources of drinking water.
- Only 61 per cent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has improved water supply sources.
- 97 out of every 100 rural dwellers in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to piped water.
- Women and girlsare the most affected by the disparities in access. When water is not available on premises and has to be collected, women and girls are much more likely to be the main water carriers for families.
(From UNICEF and WHO Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation 2012 update)
Part of Deeper Missions’ purpose is to contribute to the global effort to bring water security to communities needing the assistance.
Focus is on those most challenged by water security, such as those in the amputee camps and Ebert-Kakua School for the Deaf in Sierra Leone.
Through new digging and well remediation, we strive to help communities recover their health with sustainable, safe water supplies.