ECOWAS Clean Water Initiative

August 4, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Our new website is up for ECOWAS Clean Water Initiative

You can view it at coreyengelen.net or corey-engelen.info

We have a goal to create an additional 125 new clean water well sites in Mali, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast this up coming quarter.

We want to thank our over seas partners for providing funding to accomplish this goal.  We do not accept donations directly to cover the cost of these items just yet as we are awaiting 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS.

But thanks to the many people who have offered your money and time to serve this growing need.  There are many good groups that do accept money for their initiatives and we ask that you please support them.

We will be happy to let you know when we are capable of accepting tax deductible contributions.  Hopefully that will be sometime in early 2016.

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WATER

Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.

More than 1/2 of all primary schools in developing countries don’t have adequate water facilities and nearly 2/3 lack adequate sanitation.

Clean water is one aspect of improving sustainable food production in order to reduce poverty and hunger.

More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes and coastal areas.

By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.

Every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates $8 as a result of saved time, increased productivity and reduced health care costs.

884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies.

More than 840,000 people die each year from water-related disease.

Almost 2 in 3 people who need safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day.

In many developing countries, millions of women spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.

Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease.

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Clean water is a necessity of life. But it's actually become one of the most precious resources in the 21st century. In fact, one in nine people live without access to clean, drinkable water. We work tirelessly to help bring clean and safe water to people in developing countries.

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