New partnership could help decrease death rates by 65%

By September 20, 2011

International (MNN) — Living Water International has traditionally built wells across the globe to provide clean water and the love of Christ for thousands. Recently, however, the ministry announced a new partnership that will add a (sudsy) layer to their outreach.

More people die each year from lack of clean water and proper sanitation than die in hurricanes, floods, tsunamis and earthquakes combined. One child dies every 15 seconds because of unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions.

Clean water is extremely vital in fighting off disease and providing safe living conditions. But by bringing in soap, sanitation and hygiene increase. When all three components are properly working in developing communities around the world, the death rate drops 65%

With these staggering statistics in mind, Living Water is now partnering with MeSoap to help provide soap, hygiene training, toilets, water and other needed sanitation and hygiene supplies to communities in need. The partnership is beginning in Sierra Leone, which has the second-highest infant mortality rate in the world.

The partnership is not only a way for Living Water to do more as they provide safer atmospheres and the message of Jesus Christ, but it's a way for you to get involved as well.

With each bar of soap MeSoap sold, another bar is donated to a child in need. MeSoap recognizes that statistics can be overwhelming but suggests that if every person does their part even just in paying attention to the types of soap they purchase, large strides can be made.

You can be a part of this movement today. Visit soapsaves.org to watch MeSoap's intriguing promotional video, to learn more about this new Living Water partner, and to buy some soap. To learn more about Living Water first, visit www.water.cc.

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