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Millions From One » Water Facts
Water-related diseases kill a child every 8 seconds, and are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world. (Source: United Nations)
2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. (source: United Nations)
One person in six, lives without regular access to safe drinking water. (Source: United Nations)
Across the world, water-related diseases are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5. (Source: World Health Organization)
At least 1 billion people must walk three hours or more to obtain drinking water. (Source: National Geographic Society)
At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease. (Source: WaterPartners)
The UN Human Development Report 2006 unequivocally identifies the crises in drinking water and sanitation as a crisis for the poor, on the evidence that almost two in three people lacking access to safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day and one in three on less than $1 a day. (Source: United Nations)
Nearly 97 percent of the world's water is saltwater or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2 percent is held in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just one percent for all of humanity's needs (agricultural, residential, industrial, etc.) ­as freshwater. (Source: United States Geological Survey)
Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis or bilharzia) is caused by a blood fluke (a tiny worm also called a flatworm) that goes through a complicated life cycle utilizing a species of freshwater snail. After maturing inside a human host, adult flukes pair for life and produce thousands of eggs that damage organs and are discharged in urine and feces. The larvae that hatch from the eggs work their way into the snails that in turn produce large number of larvae capable of penetrating human skin. The flukes lives in the veins, bladder and large intestine of their human hosts and borrow molecules form their hosts to wear on their surfaces so the hosts immune system can't recognize them as alien.
Schistosomiasis is found in rural and suburban areas in 71 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America (where it first arrived in the bodies of slaves). Globally, 200 million , or one in about 30 people, have the schistosomiasis parasites in their bodies. The WHO estimates that a quarter of million people died from it every year in sub-Saharan Africa alone.
"For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills"
~ Deuteronomy 8:7

 

India Mark II Pump

The India Mark II Pump is a stout conventional manual lever hand pump designed for heavy use for communities up to 300 people. It is made with galvanized steel pipes with threaded connectors and a double nitrile rubber cup seal to ensure water cleanliness. This pump requires a well-trained mechanic team for installation, which is why Millions From One hand delivers and installs the pumps personally. 

MORE WATER FACTS

· Water-related diseases kill a child every 8 seconds. (Source: United Nations)
· Water-related diseases are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world. (Source: United Nations)
· 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation worldwide. (Source: United Nations)
· One in six people live without regular access to safe drinking water. (Source: United Nations)
· Across the world, water-related diseases are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5. (Source: World Health Organization)
· At least 1 billion people must walk three hours or more to obtain drinking water. (Source: National Geographic Society)
· At any given time, patients suffering from water-related diseases occupy half of the world’s hospital beds. (Source: WaterPartners)
· Nearly 97 percent of the world's water is saltwater or otherwise undrinkable. Another 2 percent is held in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves just one percent for all of humanity's needs (agricultural, residential, industrial, etc.) ­as freshwater. (Source: United States Geological Survey).