Life Giving Water

   Hand drawn water pumps like this one are a simple and cheap way to provide clean water to a community.

 Hand drawn water pumps like this one are a simple and cheap way to provide clean water to a community.

 Sometimes the only water source is the local river. 

Sometimes the only water source is the local river. 

Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.

Diarrhea is the 4th leading cause of child death, a majority of which are water-related.

Diarrhea kills children at a rate equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every ten hours.

An estimated 622,000 children under the age of five die each year from diarrheal diseases globally.

Reductions in time to collect water has been found to increase school attendance. A study in Ghana found that a 15 minute reduction in water collection time increases the proportion of girls attending school by 8% to 12%. Another study found a one hour reduction in water collection time increases school attendance by approximately 8% in Yemen, 18% in Pakistan, and 11% in Morocco.

True Shepherd endeavors to provide clean water to as many people as possible through water filters, water trucks to fill cisterns and water tank systems for storage.

 Water trucks provide large volumes of water that can be filtered for drinking.

Water trucks provide large volumes of water that can be filtered for drinking.

Stats from water.org

Tim Hickson