Statistical analysis shows that the introduction of sufficient clean drinking water into an area results in a 35% reduction in severe diarrheal morbidity thereby saving many lives and improving the health of the people in the area. Often the children in the village are given the duty to travel long distances to collect water for the village. This results in children missing out on education.
Local water sources (including ice) are heavily contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Lack of clean drinking water results in Hepatitis A and E, Cholera, and Typhoid Fever. Each well helps hundreds of people.