Water is vital to life andwithout it a human can last only around 3-5 days before dying of dehydration. However 780 million people lack access to clean water in the world today and 345 million of those people live in Africa. This means they are forced to use unsafe water for drinking, cooking and washing every day. As a result 3.4 million people die of water related diseases every year. The United Nations Development programme claims that the water and sanitation crisis“Claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.”
This year World Water Day is on the 22nd March and to mark this day at KCK we are highlighting our recent water project in the community of Namavundu. We at KCK partnered with the Long Well Walk back in October 2013 to provide a well for the people of the village. Prior to the opening of the well the people of the village had resorted to using unsafe and dirty water from a swamp in the area. We want to reiterate our thanks to the Long Well Walk for partnering with us on this project.
We continue to work with many communities who lack access to good clean water and we are looking for individuals and organisations that would like to partner with us on our next water project. If you would like to support us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.