No 4-year-old should have a bucket list

courtesy of: Water is Life

About 783 million people live without access to clean water— which is just less than three times the population of the United States.

More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes— with nearly all of them occurring in the developing world.

And among children…

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under 5 in the world.

Nearly 1.5 million children under the age of 5 die every year from diarrhea globally— that is an estimated 4,100 children each day.

That means every 21 seconds a child dies from a water-related illness.

Living with clean water is a necessity, not a luxury people should bear in the 21st Century.

Donate $10 to Water is Life and you can provide clean water to one person for one year.

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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