Global Activism: Water for People

February 9, 2006

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Every 15 seconds, a child under five dies from a water-related illness. Forty percent of the world lacks basic sanitation. And more than a billion people drink unsafe water. So the group Water for People has its work cut out for it. Water for People helps communities in more than six countries solve their own water problems—through hygiene education and by building latrines, arsenic filter pumps, and hand-washing and laundry stations.