This project offers one of the essential basics of health care by installing long-term purification filters to provide more than 40,000 children in pediatric hospitals with clean, safe drinking water.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
China's orphaned and hospitalized children suffer acutely from the chronic lack of potable water. In this day and age, with so many resources at our disposal, clean, safe drinking water should no longer be a privilege, but a basic right of every child.
How will this project solve this problem?
Splash's Children's Hospital Project focuses on installing custom filtration systems that rid the water of 99.99999% of all bacteria and 99.999% of viruses and other pathogens - the single biggest health problem for the children we aid - the very same technology used by global food service providers (like McDonald's) to assure safe water for ice, coffee and beverages.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children under the age of 5 are disproportionately impacted by the negative consequences of consuming unsafe drinking water. They are much more likely to sicken from harmful bacteria than adults, and less able to recover. And they are even more vulnerable if they are already coping with other illnesses and health challenges. Reliably safe drinking water will dramatically improve the health of hospitalized children in China.
Total Funding Received to Date: $17,033
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $17,033 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.