Thursday, April 21, 2011

Just the Facts…

Just the Facts…


Many toilets use more water in one flush than most rural families in Africa have for one day of cleaning, cooking, drinking, and bathing.

The average distance an African villager must walk to a water source is five miles (eight kilometers).

A five-gallon (19-liter) container can weigh about 40 pounds (18 kilograms), and many women and girls suffer injuries carrying so much weight every day.

A child dies somewhere in the world every 15 seconds from a water-borne illness.