Almost 1 in 10 people worldwide (785 million), or, twice the population of the United States lack access to clean water. Women and Children in rural areas of the world spend a significant amount of time each day traveling to collect water for their daily needs. This not only places these individuals at greater risk of waterborne disease, but also affects their ability to gain an education, start businesses, or further provide for their families.
Simply put, when a community gets access to clean drinking water, it changes their very way of life. Clean water improves the health of everyone in the community, reduces food scarcity, grows local economies, reduces child mortality rates, and drastically decreases preventable deaths from waterborne disease.
IAM's two-fold approach to helping people is to:
IAM work's with local experts to find the best sustainable solution to provide clean water to those who lack access to this basic need. Additionally, with each water project, IAM coordinates with local community leaders to provide sanitation and hygiene training to empower communities to thrive for many years.
ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER MEANS EDUCATION, INCOME, AND HEALTH.
IAM PARTNERS WITH LOCAL CHURCHES TO SAVE LIVES.
At all times we work with local churches, government administrations, and community leaders to participate in finding and implementing long-lasting solutions that are tailored to each community.