We take water for granted, but it is not as readily available, and safe, for hundreds of millions of people around the world. The fine folks at charity: water are trying to change that.

About charity: water: “charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. It’s hard not to think about water today. In the western world, we face growing concerns about our stewardship of the world’s most precious resource. There’s talk of shortages, evidence of reservoirs and aquifers drying up, and of course, plenty of people who simply don’t care. But forget about us. Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are 663 million people on the planet who don’t have clean water. It’s hard to imagine what 663 million people looks like really, but 1 in 10 might be easier. One in eleven people in our world doesn’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can’t imagine going 12 hours without.”

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Learn more about charity: water and how you can help here.