Are you inspired by the mission of RainCatcher? Do you wish you could help make a difference? You can!
You can become a RainCatcher Clean Water Ambassador, helping to raise the awareness and funding which allows for us to go to Africa, India, and Mexico to provide clean drinking water solutions. RainCatcher relies on donations from people just like you.
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As many as 4,500 people die each day from lack of clean drinking water. That is one person every 20 seconds. Most of these deaths involve children under the age of five. Over one billion people around the globe lack access to clean water, a basic human necessity that many of us take for granted each and every day. With your help, we can begin to reverse this growing trend.
It is shown that one third of the causes hampering achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are water-related. Already, water poses a number of challenges for Africa like it does nowhere else in the world. With only four years left to achieve the MDGs, progress in the continent towards meeting the targets set out is slow and many countries run the risk of missing the mark.
Mr. Camdessus, former Managing Director of the IMF and strong advocate for the development of water and sanitation infrastructure in Africa, warned of the catastrophe that awaits the continent if governments fail to address the issue in the next decade, “Governments must realize that if the situation is serious today, it is likely to gravely worsen in absence of proper national water strategies and policies” he said.
Around 40 percent of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa still lacks access to safe drinking water sources and 69 percent does not have access to improved sanitation facilities. The situation in rural areas is even worse, with 53 percent and 76 percent not having access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, respectively . Low access to sanitation and water supply are the root causes of many diseases that affect the continent.
According to Mr. Camdessus, access to water and sanitation is a human right, yet numbers show it is not granted to all “there is great human suffering behind these statistics, which in the end reveal a silent form of injustice that cannot be ignored” he said.
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Watch this amazing Video as Jack Rose of RainCatcher gives a video slide show of one recent success story as we go into a village near Lake Victoria for about an hour, address the water problem and leave. This village now has clean water while they all watch in amazement as the dirty “water to wine” moment happens.
It is so easy for RainCatcher to go into new areas and villages to provide quick and low cost access to clean drinking water. With your continued financial support, we are helping 1 person 1 dollar at a time. Thank you.
Take a “Water Walk” with journalist Jarrod Holbrook in Kenya, East Africa. Not only was the walk over 5 miles, the water that they “were” collecting to drink was from a dirty bacteria laden river. Now that we have visited their village, they are all enjoying clean water. Dennis Haysbert, Clean Water Advocate, is the narrator.