EDUCATION. HEALTH. SAFETY. POVERTY. FUTURE.
Nearly 1 billion people on the planet don't have access to an essential need, clean drinking water.
Water affects everything.
Water collection usually falls onto the shoulders of women and children. Time spent collecting water and resulting diseases keep them from learning how to read, write, work, and provide a better life for their families. 443 millions of school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.
Health and Future.
Waterborne diseases are responsible for nearly 3 million deaths per year. Every 20 seconds one of these deaths is a child. Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease.
This is a solvable crisis. Together we can help. Clean water provides opportunity for people to lead healthy and productive lives, giving communities all over the world a chance at a better future.
Safety and Poverty.
While hauling 40lb containers of water for miles along these walks, women and children are subjected to a risk of harassment and sexual assault.
Many of these families live on less than a dollar per day. Time spent collecting water keeps people from pursuing opportunities to work and better their lives.