Clean Drinking Water
In developing countries, about 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease. Clean and safe water is essential to healthy living.
Infants and young children are especially susceptible to diseases because their immune systems are experiencing everything for the first time. Even in developed countries, lots of moms boil water before giving it to their children - just to be doubly safe. In poor countries, the fuel for the fire can be so expensive that mothers can't afford to boil water and cook food.
A gift of $10 can provide an individual with the recommended daily amount of clean drinking water for a week.
The offerings that you give will be used as closely as possible to the item you purchased. In some cases, funds will need to shift from one item to a different one based on the needs of the recipients.