Through the World Water Day Photo Contest, the Lions Club Seregno AID aims to raise funds to bring drinking water to communities who need water to live, through an international cooperation project for water purification In Kenya

The use of unclean water threatens the health of the entire family, especially children. When there is a lack of water, the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases increases, accounting for a quarter of deaths in children under the age of 5.  It is also the main cause of chronic malnutrition affecting 159 million children worldwide. Over 300,000 children under age of 5 die every year – more than 800 a day – from diarrhoeal diseases due to poor sanitary conditions or water that is unfit for alimentary use.

“Access to clean water makes a difference in the lives of people”

Sanjay Wijesekera Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF