The world water crisis affects millions of people every day. World Water Day was created to shed light on the problems of water scarcity and water shortages that many face. Families all over the world suffer from a lack of clean water. Operation Blessing partners are helping provide solutions that change lives. When you partner with Operation Blessing, you are fighting water scarcity and waterborne illness. Operation Blessing has an arsenal of clean water solutions for a variety of need situations. YOU have the power to fight the world water crisis. To learn how you can partner with Operation Blessing to bring clean water to suffering families around the world, visit our Water Day 2021 page.
World Water Day And Awareness of The World Water Crisis
Since 1993, World Water Day has helped bring awareness to water scarcity issues. The impact of the lack of clean water cannot be overstated. Many in our world do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation. The combination of a rapidly increasing population and greater water consumption continues to produce water scarcity. World Water Day was established to help bring attention to the World Water crisis. Water awareness, or an awareness of this serious issue across the globe, is a key step in getting people involved in focusing on solutions to water problems.
Operation Blessing And The World Water Crisis
Operation Blessing, on World Water Day and throughout the year, is working to help people facing lack of clean water access and/or sanitation. Through the support and generosity of our partners, we have been able to help with water related projects including:
- Water Systems For Communities
- Chlorination Systems
- Well Drilling
- Desalination Systems
- Water filtration
- Rain catchment systems
- Hand washing stations
- Bathrooms and other sanitation facilities
These projects have helped transform communities all over the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in the lives of everyday men, women and children. From kids who now enjoy clean water within feet of their homes, to mothers who no longer have to walk long distances to retrieve dirty water every day, it is impossible to calculate the value of clean water. Here are a few of these stories and their lasting blessing.
Latin America: Fresh Water In Honduras
Jeslin’s face may not be what you think of when you picture World Water Day or a water crisis, but her water, but Jeslin is a young girl in Honduras who did not have access to clean water.
She often had to drink water that made her sick. Through the kindness of partners like you, we were able to provide a clean water project for Jeslin and everyone in her village. This clean water system helps ensure the people in her village do not suffer illnesses from contaminated water. Girls like Jeslin do not have to suffer from the lack of something as essential as a clean cup of water.
South America: Water For A Widow In Peru
Water Day is about a widow in Peru named Lucasa. Lucasa’s well has dried out. It was dug by her husband who has now passed. At her home in an arid and remote region in Peru, Lucasa was struggling. But Water Day is about not forgetting those who face a tomorrow without a reliable source of water. You have supplied her with a water project to funnel spring water through natural filters. Your giving allowed Operation Blessing to help women in Peru like Lucasa.
Asia: Water Wells In Thailand
Finding enough water was an issue that plagued a remote community in Ban Pongtueb, Thailand. Very few people have ever heard of this isolated community, which is the home of an 11-year-old Thai boy named Sasiprapa.
Sasiprapa had to bring his own water from home to guarantee it was safe. The water at his school was dirty and dangerous. The solution came in the form of a water well, a water well that provides clean water to the village and the school.
Get Involved On World Water Day
How do you get involved on World Water Day? Join us at Operation Blessing. With your help, we can bless people like Jeslin, Lucasa, and Sasiprapa. When you partner with us you are contributing to clean water systems that can change lives. Make a commitment today to help people in need get the clean water they long for.
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