charity: water
charity: water

What clean water means for women

Email sent: Mar 8, 2021 2:36pm
A special piece in honor of International Women’s Day
A special piece in honor of International Women’s Day
The Water Crisis is a Women's Issue
Woman carrying jerry can in Ethiopia
We’ve met young girls who walk in the 115ºF heat of the Sahel Desert to collect water from 1,000-year-old holes. We’ve met women in Ethiopia who walk to the river before sunrise and don’t get back until after lunch. We’ve even met mothers in Mali who sometimes sleep next to an open water source so they can be first in line when the water refills the next morning.

For hundreds of millions of people, being born female means that life revolves around collecting water. It’s a burden that limits opportunities, jeopardizes safety, and steals time—approximately 200 million hours a day worldwide.

The good news is that this is a completely solvable problem.

In honor of International Women's Day, we're sharing our most powerful stories about how access to clean water can change a woman's life, and how you can be a part of that change.
Photo of two women in Ethiopia carrying jerry cans, photo of woman in Uganda smiling holding jerry can, woman drinking water in Nepal
Just $40 can bring clean water to one woman or girl and change everything. You can join us today by becoming a member of our monthly giving community, The Spring.

And we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with you, our community—and with your community too. Invite a friend (or five!) and join us on March 22nd from 12 - 1pm ET to learn more about the water crisis, our work, and your impact.
Thank you for caring about clean water and its impact on women and girls. We’re so grateful that generous, thoughtful people like you are part of this community.

-your friends at charity: water
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