Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

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Did you know that even in the United States, “more than 2 million Americans lack access to running water and indoor plumbing; another 30 million live in areas lacking access to safe drinking water?”

Water problems are often big news, whether it’s ongoing crises in American locales like Flint, Michigan or Newark, New Jersey; in 11 cities across the world forecasting as most likely to run out of drinking water; or the widespread concern that two-thirds of the world will face shortages by 2025.

And yet, “water stress is the biggest crisis no one is talking about,” says Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute. “Its consequences are in plain sight in the form of food insecurity, conflict and migration, and financial instability.”

RipplAffect.org Water Filters SquareOne recent report from World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that 785 million people lack a basic drinking-water service. Globally, at least 2 billion people use a source contaminated with feces. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and dysentery.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says an estimated 801,000 children younger than 5 perish from diarrhea annually, mostly in developing countries.

Not only is safe, readily available water important for public health, WHO says improved water supply, sanitation and better management of resources “can boost countries’ economic growth and can contribute greatly to poverty reduction.”

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You can be a part of the solution by becoming a monthly donor at www.ripplaffect.org!

Around the world, 4 to 5 children die each minute because they lack access to clean drinking water.  For less than $1/day, you can provide this basic necessity to 8-10 people for 10 years.  Consider sponsoring one new family each month with clean safe water!

Our promise to you is that 100% of your donation is used to bring safe, clean water to families in need. Plus, by using cutting-edge GPS technology, we will provide you with the ability to locate exactly where your donations go, down to the specific town or village, as well as photographs of the people you helped. Since May 2021 you are able to see all the water filter distributions that happened since January 2021 on our Sponsorship Map.

A donation of $30 per month will provide a new family of 8+ people each month with a filtration system that provides a 10 year supply of clean drinking water. Within a year you will support 12 families with Water Filtration Systems helping up to 100 people have clean safe water.

$50 per month = up to 200 children and parents have clean water.
$100 per month = up to 400 people each year have clean water.
$250 per month = up to 1000 people each year have clean water.

Join our group of monthly givers and supporters today! Your monthly generosity will allow us the capacity to preposition help and enable rapid response when the next hurricane or natural disaster hits anywhere around the world. Together, we will save precious lives!

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RipplAffect is an all-volunteer nonprofit humanitarian organization which has provided portable water filtration systems to Haiti, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Kenya, Uganda and Yemen and provided estimated 30,000 people with clean and safe water for years to come. To support these and future efforts please consider monthly donations so we will be able to respond right away when the next Tornado or Hurricane hits.

Thank you for your continued support!