Safe drinking water is the most critical need in the days following a natural disaster. When basic needs are not met, Water Missions International knows that water is the difference between life and death, as fatal waterborne diseases spread rampantly in untreated drinking water. Safe drinking water helps provides protection against many life-threatening diseases, including cholera, typhoid and diarrhea, which are a severe threat in the aftermath of heavy floods.
Water Missions International (WMI) has mobilized four safe water treatment systems to provide clean, safe drinking water to the state of Oaxaca, Mexico in response to disastrous flooding that has killed more than 100 people and impacted hundreds of thousands. Together, the systems have the capacity to serve the daily drinking water needs of more than 20,000 people.
Safe water treatment systems are on the ground providing relief right this moment in Mexico – but we need your help to continue responding to natural disasters around the world, like this one. Your donation will save lives through the provision of life’s most basic need – safe water.
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About Water Missions International
Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Using state-of-the-art technology and engineering expertise, the organization has provided access to safe water for more than 2.4 million people in 49 countries on five continents since 2001. Water Missions International implements customized solutions through a comprehensive community development model in its nine permanent country programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.