Clean water is vital to good nutrition and well-being. Approximately 80% of diseases in emerging countries is related to unclean water and poor sanitation. Everyday thousands of people all over the world die from illnesses like dehydration from diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera. One of our goals in fighting malnutrition is to bring clean and safe water to the impact areas.
Bridges Global Mission supplies water filters in all the areas that we visit. This ensures that entire villages or communities are able to filter their water. Additionally, we provide assistance in digging freshwater wells to bring water to communities where people currently travel significant distances to get their water supply. Education and training of local residents help keep the local water supply clean and free of waste, while water collection techniques help augment local water sources.