Posted by Chris Peterson
March is Rotary Water and Sanitation Month!
 
In 2012, nearly 750 million people lacked access to improved drinking water sources...15% of the world’s population.  Far more still, 2.5 billion people, did not have access to improved sanitation facilities…that is nearly half of the world’s population
 
Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.
 
When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
 
Let’s figure out what we can do as Rotarians this month to Be the Inspiration to those people who can’t just turn on the kitchen faucet.
 
DG Chris