How many times do you fill a kettle or a glass of water each day? Do you realise that this action is a luxury and a privilege? In India, poor children do not have access to clean drinking water. The Hope Foundation has become the lead for A Child’s Right water projects in India. This Seattle-based NGO is installing new water filters at HOPE projects to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water.
A Child’s Right (ACR) is committed to providing safe drinking water to children in impoverished urban areas around the world.
“The Hope Foundation has proved to be an absolutely essential partner in helping us get started in India. The warm welcome they have given us, along with the generosity of their time and local knowledge has been immensely helpful. We have already met many of the children they are serving and are in awe of the wonderful work going on in Kolkata (Calcutta). We are well on our way to providing reliably safe and clean drinking water to many of these children, and eventually thousands more, thanks to the assistance and partnership we have received from The Hope Foundation,” said Aaron Walling, A Childs Right Program Manager South Asia.
Though water covers 70.9% of the Earth’s surface and is vital for human life, only 1% of this water is clean drinking water. Clean water is a scarce resource and children on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata suffer the horrendous consequences of having no choice but to consume contaminated water or go thirsty and become dehydrated, whichever option they choose, their health is at serious risk.
HOPE looks forward to working with ACR to restore the rights of children to access clean safe drinking water.