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India's Water of Life

Rachel Chimits
March 7, 2019

One man’s terrible illness becomes a story of hope to his entire village.

According to an international survey and study organization, “Diseases due to poor drinking-water access, unimproved sanitation, and poor hygiene practices cause 4.0 percent of all deaths and 5.7 percent of all disability or ill health in the world.”

For perspective, 4 percent of the world’s 7.7 billion people equals over 300 million deaths due to bad water. This is compounded by pollution coming from fertilizers and pesticides in farming areas.