50% of the people who die everyday die from water-born illnesses, whether it be dehydration, Giardiasis, or Hepatitis.
The North Peninsula Jewish Community Teen Foundation is a group of Jewish high school students who are working together to learn how to become effective Jewish philanthropists. This year, our mission is to fund projects that address water issues such as access to water, clean water, and water for farming, in Israel and Africa with a focus on self-sufficiency and sustainable development.
Clean water is something that we all take for granted. It is such an important part of life, but many people do not have access to it. More than three and a half million people die each year from water-related diseases. Some children must walk all day just to get water (not even clean water), leaving them no time to attend school. By providing clean water for people in need, they can be healthier and more educated.