The theme of the global water crisis surrounds one main issue: the lack of access to a clean and sanitary water supply.
So we ask, “well, what do people do if they can’t access clean water and can only survive without water for 3 to 5 days?”
This question leads us to the largest issue of the crisis: the consumption and use of unsanitary water. As an effect, waterborne illnesses have become the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5 globally.
But what is in the water in Haiti that makes it so dangerous?
Below are some of the most common diseases found in water in Haiti.
In Haiti, waterborne illnesses such as typhoid, cholera and chronic diarrhea are the cause of more than half of the deaths in the country ever year.
But... we have a solution!
THE SAWYER WATER FILTER
Our water filters have a 99.99999% removal rate, which makes it impossible for any bacteria, protozoa or cysts to pass through. They provide 1 million gallons of clean, safe water and 1 filter alone can supply enough water for 100 people.
For just $56 we can provide a filter that will save the lives of people who do not have access to fresh, sanitary water.
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