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Barakat's mission is to improve the well being of marginalized groups in South and Central Asia by increasing access to quality and a healthy environment.
Working in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Barakat gives priority to groups that have little power or influence, including: Refugees, girls and women, the poor, the illiterate and uneducated, the landless, lower casts.
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Learn more at Barakat's web site www.barakatworld.org.
Solutions Benefiting Life (SBL)
Solutions Benefiting Life has developed Aquasif™, a sustainable household water system that disinfects harmful bacteria. The Aquasif™ system is low cost, efficient, and is produced and sold by local manufacturers in developing countries.
Why safe drinking water is so important
- Annually, 2-3 million children under the age of five die of diarrhea diseases, a large portion of which are acquired through exposure to contaminated water.
- 1.7 billion people are without access to clean drinking water and 2.4 billion are without adequate sanitation.
- Water born diseases are the leading cause of childhood death worldwide.
- World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 94% of diarrhea cases are preventable through interventions to increase the availability of clean water, and improve sanitation and hygiene.
- Point-of-use water treatment is now recognized as the most effective method.
* data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and the World Health Organization(WHO).
Learn more about SBL at their web site www.solutionsbenefitinglife.com.