From Water 4 Life Ministry:
"India is soon to overtake China as the most populous nation in the world with more than one billion people. India's population is more than three and a half times the size of that of the United States. However, India is only one-third of the physical size of the US.
"India's enormous and growing population is putting a severe strain on all of the country's natural resources. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. The World Bank estimates that 23% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. Diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily--the same as if eight 200-person jumbo-jets crashed to the ground each day. Most of these daily deaths are children under 5 years old.
"Water4Life Ministry has partnered with e3partners to deliver life-saving Sawyer water filters to India. The first mission trip was in January 2010.
The team conducted medical clinics in five different areas in a remote district of the Indian state called Uttar Pradesh. One of the frequent prescriptions by their medical team was to remove worms and parasites from the bodies of children and adults. Infants and young children are very vulnerable to disease from the impure water.
"The Sawyer water filters effectively provide clean drinking water that is free of Cholera and other life-threatening bacteria that is infecting the water supply of millions of children and adults on a daily basis. We are thrilled to have these life-saving water filters."