Children will be free from water borne sicknesses.... adults will be strong and healthy enough to work to provide for their own families.
Sending each one means life.... thank you to those who give to make sure others also deserve to live with clean water.
"Contrary to what people may think about size, although children are smaller than adults, they need to consume more water. In fact, the smaller they are, the more they need to drink. A boy between the ages of 11 and 14 needs to drink 3,3 liters of water per day, and a girl the same age needs 2.8 liters per day. A recent survey revealed that 65% of school aged children between the ages of five and 14 drink less water than they should.
Children are at a much greater risk of dehydration, as the process can begin much more rapidly in them. Once the body is dehydrated, the internal temperature rises and the body, particularly the brain, overheats. Since children are still growing, there is all the more need to keep the body hydrated so that it functions properly. Children should always have unlimited access to safe drinking water. A loss of 2% of body fluids causes a 20% reduction in performance in both physical and mental activities. Dehydration in excess of 3% may lead to heat stroke, a condition to which children are much more prone than adults are." Freedrinkingwater.com