According to UNICEF, 2.1 billion people in the world lack access to safe water. This is about one tenth of the world population. Access to clean water allows individuals to escape the vicious cycle of poverty and disease. It also contributes to a significant increase in overall health and life expectancy.
Life's water projects include: digging water wells in Somalia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, installing water coolers/filtration units in schools and public buildings in Iraq, installing 1000 Liter water tanks in homes in Gaza, and distributing water purification tablets in several African countries and Iraq.