By: Tanna Fredrick and Project Save Our Surf
One day while in Vietnam, these two little girls took us on a walk to where they collect water from. The water in the well is an unprotected and unsafe water source. Several of the children in the village constantly have diarrhea on a daily bases due to the water being contaminated. The water well is the only water source in there village.
Did you know that every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness?
Did you know that diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world? Around 1,5 million deaths each year, that’s nearly one in every five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
Now with the PSOS water filter system the water in the village no longer has to be boiled for hours and is CLEAN and SAFE to drink.
Thanks to help from people like you, things are changing in the surrounding villages in Ben Tre Vietnam area, or partner SOS Children’s Villages and the local Social and Labor Board is helping to make a difference.
Please help us make a difference and bring safe clean water to Vietnam.
Two buckets of safe water a day – 20 liters – is the bare minimum a child needs to live. This is enough for drinking and eating, washing and basic sanitation. But some 4000 children die every day, because they simply don’t have access to an adequate supply of clean water.
A Family Affected by PSOS
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