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Wishing Well Foundation to embark on clean water expedition

The expedition is aimed at bringing clean and purified water to communities that are in need of it.

The 10-1-10 Africa expedition is an annual two-week event in South Africa and Swaziland that seeks to establish water filtration systems in communities without clean water. Picture:wishingwellintl.org

CAPE TOWN - The Wishing Well Foundation South Africa will embark on its fifth 10-1-10 Africa expedition this month.

The expedition is aimed at bringing clean and purified water to communities that are in need of it.

The expedition is an annual two-week event in South Africa and Swaziland, where representatives and sponsors travel in a convoy, to establish water filtration systems in communities without clean water.

More than 884 million people globally, don't have access to safe and clean water, while more than 1.6 million children die from waterborne diseases each year.

The foundation's Ken Lister said: “We go into what we call developing areas, many people call it rural areas, where those people do not have access to safe drinking water, they have access in certain areas to water but its untreated water and what that means is there’s a high prevalence of bacteria and virus in the water.”