wfp_logoStonybrook Water is Committed to Helping Others

At Stonybrook Water, we believe that everyone should have access to clean water. Anywhere. That’s why Stonybrook Water is a proud partner of Water For People, an organization that helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education programs.

Every day, more than 6,000 people in our world die from water-related illnesses and nearly 2 million die each year… and most of them are young children. Uncollected garbage, overflowing latrines and non-functional residential and municipal drainage pipes plague poor people in urban areas. Children play in “latrine streams” filled with disease. Epidemics of cholera, dysentery and hepatitis are common in the developing world and these preventable diseases can be traced directly to inadequate water and/or sanitation. The combination of unsafe water and poor sanitation arguably comprises the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.

wfp_2inThe water crisis is hitting the most vulnerable populations – the world’s poor. Half the world, nearly 3 billion people, lives in abject poverty on less than $2 per day. Water-related diseases are killing them at an alarming rate. Women are most impacted by the lack of access to water and frequently travel many miles from their homes to collect water for their families, preventing them from engaging in more productive activities like going to school or contributing to their family income.

wfp_1inThe time and physical energy spent collecting water, poor health and short life expectancy caused by unsafe water and sanitation limit the opportunities available to people in the developing world. Water-related diseases force families to focus on basic survival and prevent them from moving forward economically, locking them in an endless cycle of poverty. Without access to clean water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene, no other development goals can be met.

Stonybrook Water is committed to helping these developing countries and donates five percent of its profits to this worthy cause. Please take a minute to review their website. We think you’ll be inspired.