World Water Day: Pure Water, Pure Love

The United Nations’ (UN) World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. Events are organized on or around this day to increase people’s awareness of water’s importance in environment, agriculture, health, and trade.


Did you know . . . 

  • Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
  • Women and children spend 125 million hours a day collecting water.

Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the vast majority of households (76%). This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.

Through WMU’s Pure Water, Pure Love, water filters for both home and travel use are provided to our missionaries at no cost to them. In addition, close to $600,000 has been granted through more than 50 water projects worldwide to help provide a clean water source to the areas and people in which our missionaries serve.

It is through donations to Pure Water, Pure Love that WMU is able to provide the water filters and funds for water projects. We are thankful to all the missions organizations that give generously to Pure Water, Pure Love so our missionaries and people they serve have a clean water source.


How can you help?

One idea is to sponsor a walk or run to raise money for Pure Water, Pure Love. This project provides many opportunities for people to be involved, from publicizing the event, to participating in the walk or run, to preparing and providing refreshments at the conclusion of the run.

Visit for more project ideas.

by Kristy Carr


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