World Water Day: Making an impact where it matters most

The 2024 theme for World Water Day is “Water for Peace.” Join us in commemorating the United Nations observance day that highlights the importance of water as not only a resource, but a “human right, intrinsic in every aspect of life.” Then, see how you can join us in our fight for human life.

World Water Day

Held on 22 March every year since 1993, World Water Day brings awareness to the disparities in access to fresh water. 2.2 billion people live without dependable access to clean water, resulting in approximately 3.5 million deaths per year due to inadequate water supply, sanitation, and hygiene, according to the United Nations. We lose 900 children under the age of 5, every day, but there is hope—the United Nations aims to achieve “universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030.” With your help, the ASEA Advancing Life Foundation, together with other foundations across the globe, can help make this goal achievable.

Clean water statistics

According to WHO,

  • 4.2 billion people lack safely managed sanitation access
  • 2 in 5 healthcare facilities worldwide lack access to soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Water scarcity could displace 700 million individuals by 2030
  • 3 billion lack basic hand washing facilities at home
  • Many countries have 50% of the funds needed to achieve water and sanitation targets.

How we can help

With your help, the ASEA Advancing Life Foundation can make the dream of equitable access to safe drinking water a reality. With our Clean Water initiative of 2023, we were able to construct 38 new water wells in partnership with Vision Cambodia, bringing our donation total up to 295 total wells. Each one of these wells provides clean water for up to 100 people, meaning 29,500 men, women, and children in Cambodia now have access to clean water.

Water, health, and opportunity with WHOlives

The ASEA Advancing Life Foundation also worked together with the WHOlives organization to create community-funded wells. These wells “create opportunity—not dependency.” With a model created to encourage ownership, economic benefits, and accountability, the community well program utilizes a microloan system to assist villages in covering the costs, which fosters a personal and emotional attachment to the wells. 85% of donated wells typically end up neglected and inoperable. This program ensures the wells will be operated and maintained locally, for many years to come. 16 wells have been provided in Africa in partnership with WHOlives, bringing our total number of wells donated in Africa to 26 wells

If you’d like to contribute and help support our efforts to bring clean drinking water to communities in dire need, consider donating today. Remember, ASEA matches every donation made so your funds will have twice the impact, giving your dollar double the fighting power. Your generosity will help these families live happy, and healthy, lives.

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