Over 780 million people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.
In the developing world, 2,200 children die every day of diseases directly related to non-potable water.
There is a simple answer
Water interventions are cost-effective across all world regions. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each dollar invested in clean water initiatives produces economic benefits ranging from $5 to $46.
Medical Missions Foundation invests in potable water by funding and donating Sawyer water filter kits. Each Sawyer kit costs about $50 and provides clean water for 20 people for 10 years.
One year of clean water for one person only costs .25¢!
We also provide local advocates with chlorine and coliform testing kits. We arm our local partners with the knowledge to test for safe water, making important inroads into stopping the spread of deadly diseases like cholera, guinea worm disease and typhoid.
In the developing world, one in five girls of primary-school age are not in school. Girls are responsible for collecting water for their families, making it even more difficult for them to attend school. In many of the areas we serve, finding and collecting clean water can take more than 4 hours per day
Make the difference with just a few dollars