DAY IN THE LIFE: SKATE TEAM
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Here at ITD we are so proud to announce that we have taken our role in the GLOBAL WATER CRISIS AWARENESS to the next level. With the launching of this new site, we will donate a percentage of each on line sale to the wonderful people working for this worthy cause. Non Profits who are committed to the fight of ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time.
768 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. CLEAN WATER IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT!
The lack of clean water and sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease in the developing world - affecting more people than war, AIDS, and famine combined.
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation results in $8 of overall economic revenue
Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease
Women and children spend 200 million hours a day collecting water
The burden of fetching water often falls on women, preventing them from working or getting an education. Walking long distances to get water increases the risk of sexual assault, and the lack of proper sanitation facilities is the main reason young girls drop out of school. Access to clean water helps women get the same opportunities as men.
On average women and children in the developing world spend 4 hours each day collecting water. Providing access to clean water relieves this burden and unleashes the freedom to work, learn, grow, and dream.
The water crisis creates huge obstacles to improving education in the developing world. When a child's day is spent fetching clean water or battling a water - related disease, attending school is simply not possible
SANITATION & HYGIENE
Teaching people to wash their hands and properly use latrines saves more lives than any vaccine. in fact, sanitation and hygiene programs double the impact of every water project - decreasing disease in a community by an average of 47%.
*Donations are made year end