Water Aid

Part of a hard-hitting campaign National Press campaign aimed at raising funds by bringing home the fact that not everyone in the world has water on tap.

She has no choice. Her nearest source is a filthy, contaminated stream half a day’s trek away. It’s the only way she can wash, drink, cook and sustain her family. Or kill them. Every day, disease-ridden water kills 25,000 children in the developing world. That’s one death every four seconds.just another third World statistic? It doesn’t have to be.

WaterAid works with some of the world’s poorest communities to help them build a safe, clean water supply close to their homes.£10 pays for safe water for one person for life, £50 for a family of five.

How many people can you help to a healthier future? To make a gift, call 24 hours on 0208 793 9808. Or complete the coupon below.

If you clean your teeth twice a day and leave the tap running, you probably use 10 litres of water. That’s the same amount the average person in the Third World has for their entire day’s washing, cooking and drinking, if they’re lucky. And it won’t be on tap either. It could well be half a day’s trek away, to some stagnant pool shared with insects and bacteria. Hard to swallow? Well, try this – over 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe water. In fact, water-related illnesses kill over 25,000 children every day.

WaterAid is a charity that works with some of the world’s poorest communities to help them help themselves to safe water, supplying the tools and know-how to build and maintain a safe water system. £10 buys a spade to dig a well, £45 a tonne of cement to line it.

To find out how you can make water work in the classroom, or the home, contact Andaleed Hayat at WaterAid on 0207 793 9808, or write to her at 1 Queen’s Gate. London SW1H 9BT

The average person in the UK flushes the toilet more than five times a day. That’s 50 litres of water down the pan, daily. Meanwhile, in the Third World, many people have less than 10 litres of water a day to live on. That’s for cooking, washing and drinking, if they’re lucky. But first they have to fetch and carry it. Perhaps from some stagnant, insect ridden pool a half-day’s trek away.

Is it any wonder that somewhere in the world, a water-related illness kills a child every 4 seconds? It’s hardly surprising when you consider 1.4 billion people worldwide lack access to safe water.

WaterAid is a charity that works in some of the world’s poorest communities to help them help themselves to safe water, supplying the tools and know-how to build and maintain a safe water system.

£10 buys a spade to dig a well; £20 gets a pipe wrench; £45 means a tonne of cement to line a well. To make a gift, which will mean more safe water for people in Africa, call 0207 793 9808, or complete and return the coupon below.