Yearly, 1.8 million people will die due to waterborne diseases.  Sadly, most of these deaths are children under the age of 5, at rate of 5000 children a day.  There is a way to reverse and end this tragedy. The Water Solution is available and saving lives in Africa.  Imagine a small, portable, straw-like device that hangs around the neck of a child and each straw can save a child’s life for one year.

“WATER IS LIFE!” a child exclaims as he sees his siblings live instead of die. Genius inventions like these are changing the world on a global scale — saving lives and bringing children and families back into healthier states.

What most of us take for granted in our high tech society is that our basic needs for survival are met.  Now we have the ability (and many feel the responsibility) to help those in need with basics like clean water.  So check out the site, and their travels via their inspirational blog: “Follow the team as they traveled on a Coast 2 Coast Journey from San Francisco to Maine!”

If you’ve ever wanted to save a life, now is the time to participate! Donate a water filter to a child in need or do so as a gift to a loved one. Help them reach their company goal to take 20,000 filters to children in Kenya in 2010.  It’s just one more way to weave a global thread of compassion into our world.

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