Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 11: 80%


... It is ... estimated that 1 billion people in the world right now do not have access to clean water. 80% is the number representing the deceases causing by unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation....

... To reference the most current event, the New York Times reported 917 death in Haiti as of November 14, 2010 from the start of the Cholera outbreak on October 21, 2010. That's only about a month ago....

... Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. However, it is only one of many deceases that comes directly as a result of consuming unsafe water.

Charity: Water is one of many organizations working toward providing clean and safe water to people in lesser fortunate areas.


...of your donation will go toward a water project. 'How do they do that?', you might wonder, as they are a non-profit organization with administrative expenses like all others. You can learn about how they do it here. That's what makes them standout among the crowd and it's the reason why I chose to write about them as my eleventh 13 Days to Thanksgiving blog.

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