Clean Water Crisis
  21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water.
  About 37.7 million persons in India are affected by water borne diseases, in the process of which 73 million working days are lost annually with the resulting economic burden being a staggering $600 million!
  Diarrhea alone remains the second leading cause of death of children, especially those under the age of five, claiming the lives of 1.5 million children every year. That’s more than 4000 children every day!
  Even in the context of emergencies and flood disasters that result in large scale population displacements, diarrhea is an important cause of mortality
  Contamination of drinking water by Arsenic represents a major human health hazard. It is estimated that approximately 10 million Indians are at risk due to excess arsenic in drinking water.
Water can contain the following Contaminants
  Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely contaminated.
  The time children spend walking and resulting diseases keep them away from school
  With safe water at home, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their family lives.