For this month's CONNECTION:
Terms to Know
Water stress – a situation in which the water resources in a region or country are insufficient for its needs
Basic drinking water – drinking water from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a roundtrip, including queuing (includes piped on premises)
Unimproved water sources – sources that do not deliver safe water by nature of their design and construction, including unprotected wells, unprotected springs, or surface water
Use your cursor to travel around the globe to the 18 countries where Living Water works. Explore the water crisis through country statistics and read the testimonies from real people who have stories about how water has made an impact on their lives.
Travel around the globe to the 18 countries where Living Water works. Explore the water crisis through country statistics and read the testimonies from real people who have stories to share about how water has made an impact on their lives.
Over half (53%) of people in Burkina Faso lack basic access to drinking water.
“Our community had only one pump, so it was not easy to get drinking water. Because of the crowds around the pump, many people preferred to walk to a hand-dug well to get water. A lot of illnesses were caused by using this non-potable water. The well was so far that many people had to spend the night next to the well to save their place in line. It was really painful. The lack of drinking water has caused disease and sometimes even death in both humans and animals.”