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Every year on March 22nd the world acknowledges the ongoing water crisis that affects over 783 million people in all regions of the world. This year the theme of World Water Day is "wastewater" and the focus couldn't be more timely. Just this month, the World Health Organization released a new report finding 1.7 million children die every year due to polluted environments. If we are to build a more peaceful and prosperous world, we have to do better.
This World Water Day we are asking you to donate $6.30 to help fund our clean water missions. We've chosen $6.30 to call attention to U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6, Target 6.3:
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Our goal is to help reduce risks and contribute to a sustainable future by addressing global issues at their root cause. As former Civil Affairs soldiers who have traveled the world delivering humanitarian aid, we came to understand that dirty water was undermining all our mission efforts.
We have seen first hand the devastating consequences that contaminated water can have on communities. The levels of disease and dire sanitary conditions are crippling. Children cannot attend school. Parents cannot work or provide for their families. And regions become more prone to conflict and migration.
Our mission model is simple and ensures we can make an immediate impact on suffering communities. Our model is based on a proven system of delivering the Sawyer PointOne water filter to mothers of small children. This model has a track record of targeting a receptive audience that takes ownership of the system.
We carry as many filters as our crowdfunding campaigns can raise. And by partnering on-the-ground with local aid organizations, we are able to travel to communities anywhere in the world to provide filtration supplies, education and training.
One $60 clean water filter provides 3 families with enough clean water for up to 10 years.