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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 14,751
Sponsored by: The Child Health Site

Tens of thousands of kids die every day from otherwise preventable sicknesses like diarrhea, e. coli, and cholera — diseases that are spurred on or exacerbated by consuming unclean water.

Families in third-world countries who are affected by these diseases can spend the majority of their incomes on treatment for the sick family member. With already-limited resources, this can put a family into financial ruin.

Clean water is possible for everyone. Write to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to dedicate more funding and resources toward providing the world and its children with clean, safe drinking water.

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Dear Secretary Ban Ki-moon:

Tens of thousands of children die each day as a result of sicknesses like diarrhea, cholera, and e. coli.

Aside from the shocking number, perhaps most disturbing about this is that these diseases are caused by drinking unclean, untreated water — and they're 100% preventable.

Just as dirty water is the culprit behind these diseases, clean water is the answer to preventing them. No child should have to die because of a simple case of diarrhea.

If we provided everyone with clean water, families around the world would be able to live more productive, successful lives. No more would they have to spend their entire savings on treating other family members who contract these preventable diseases.

Please dedicate a stronger effort toward providing everyone in the world with safe, clean drinking water.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Oct 21, 2017 Ann Achuff
Oct 21, 2017 Keith Gears
Oct 21, 2017 Leigha Henson
Oct 20, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Oct 19, 2017 Jozef Oud I donate to WaterAid. I want everyone to have clean, safe drinking water!
Oct 19, 2017 F. B.
Oct 18, 2017 Stacey Lopez
Oct 18, 2017 Sandra Sweetwood
Oct 18, 2017 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Oct 18, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Oct 16, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Oct 16, 2017 Ruth Ann Wiesenthal-Gold
Oct 16, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Oct 11, 2017 bobbette bross
Oct 5, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 5, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 1, 2017 Robert Krone
Sep 19, 2017 Upali Magedaragamage
Sep 19, 2017 sarah carver
Sep 14, 2017 jackie schon
Sep 3, 2017 MARY EMERICH
Sep 2, 2017 André Henrique Bacci
Sep 1, 2017 mihaela gongescu
Sep 1, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 25, 2017 Petrea Robinette
Aug 24, 2017 Chris Miller
Aug 24, 2017 JANICK SANSON
Aug 23, 2017 Janice Nakamura
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 15, 2017 Karen McHugh
Aug 11, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 1, 2017 Virginia Dempsey
Jul 29, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Jul 27, 2017 Angela Hembroff
Jul 27, 2017 Catheryn Sproull
Jul 27, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 21, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 16, 2017 John Chambers
Jul 13, 2017 Debra Lancia
Jul 13, 2017 Amanda Treffert
Jul 8, 2017 Edward FLOUNOY
Jul 7, 2017 Jo Mosley
Jul 5, 2017 grace schneider
Jul 2, 2017 Kim Hanke
Jun 29, 2017 Maureen Porcelli
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