How will a water filter affect a family’s life?
Women are more likely to be responsible for collecting clean water, studies say: women around the world will spend around 200 million hours collecting water.
The presence of clean water at home means better self-hygiene and health for women. If a woman gets the gift of time and better health means better quality of taking care of her family, study or even work increasing family income.
Access to safe water is critical to the health of women and their babies during pregnancy and after.
The WHO estimates that investment in clean water yields an additional 272 million school attendance days per year.
The health benefits associated with clean water minimize sick days for students and teachers.
For girls, If schools do not have proper toilets, girls drop out once they reach puberty.
Parents are 15% more likely to send their daughters to school if provided with clean water access.
4,000 children can be saved daily from death if they were given access to clean water, according to UNICEF.
1.8 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases: 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries, and 88% of all diarrheal disease is attributed to unsafe water supply and inadequate sanitation (source).
Conversely, investment in clean water yields an annual 1.5 billion more healthy days for children under age 5.
Better health for a man means better quality of his work and more income to take care of his family.
Also the great effect of clean water on all his family members will reduce the amount of money spent on health care.
Older people need to stay hydrated more than anyone, and the presence of clean water at home will help them keep going and avoid a lot of health risk related to dehydration.