HEALTH, WATER & SANITATION
One of PIPES International's top priorities is helping find and provide clean water and a proper sanitation system for the people of Congo and Rwanda. Access to clean water ( and removal of contaminated water ) dramatically changes lives, especially in developing countries where diseases such as malaria, cholera, and diarrhea claim countless victims - the majority of them being children.
CLEAN WATER STATISTICS IN D.R. CONGO
he Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is located in sub-Saharan Africa. It's the second largest country in Africa and populated by over 200 ethnic groups with nearly as many languages.
In the DRC less than 29% of rural inhabitants have access to drinking water, and less than 31% have adequate sanitation facilities.
The lack of such basic services is a direct cause of diarrhea, of which 14% of children under the age of five die annually, and epidemic outbreaks of cholera, which cause over 20,000 deaths per year, particularly in the provinces of Katanga, Orientale, North Kivu and South Kivu.