Today is known as the international handwashing promotion campaign to motivate people around the world to improve their handwashing habits. It is proven that handwashing can prevent about 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20% of respiratory infections, such as colds. Many people around the world wash their hands with just water, but it has been proven that washing with soap kills more bacteria and germs.
Around the world, 3 billion people do not have access to running water and cannot wash their hands. We feel it is important to reduce this number and have through our various projects helped communities to get clean water, to promote better hygiene. In Panapuram, India we installed two water cleaning units to the school and deployed two water tanks to provide clean water to 135 households. At Folweni Highschool and Ratankot village school we have distributed soap to educate the school children on proper hand washing methods.
We encourage each and every one of you to not take for granted the next time you wash your hands.