In India, diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily—the same as if eight 200-person jumbo-jets crashed to the ground each day.
India’s huge and growing population is putting a severe strain on the country’s natural resources. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff.
Hygiene practices also continue to be a problem in India. Latrine usage is extremely poor in rural areas of the country - only 14% of the rural population has access to a latrine. Hand washing is also very low, increasing the spread of disease.
In order to decrease the amount of disease spread through drinking-water, latrine usage and hygiene must be improved simultaneously. Water.org’s program in India provides safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities to the families living in rural and urban Indian communities.
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