By Jennifer Browning
A water cistern in Marmont is still in need of repair. Project Medishare is dedicated to helping the people of Marmont have safe drinking water, but funding is still needed to complete the repairs.
Clean water plays an important role in not only preventing illness, but also plays a large part in decreasing infant mortality.
Safe drinking water is a luxury that 1.1 billion people in this world do not have. Two in every five people on the planet still have no access to a proper toilet. Children especially pay the price when it comes to the catastrophic health consequences caused by unsafe drinking water. About 1.7 million children under age five (5) died last year from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water and sanitation in developing countries. Millions more were put at significant risk of exposure to water-borne infections such as cholera, typhoid fever, and dysentery.