For the Want of Clean Water

Today is World Water Day. Did you know:

  • More than one billion people—around one-sixth of the world's population—do not have access to safe drinking water.
  • The average distance that women in Africa and Asia walk to collect water is over three-and-a-half miles.
  • The average weight of water that women in Africa and Asia carry on their heads can be as much as to 40 pounds—the equivalent of your airport luggage allowance.

Clean water was one of the causes we supported last year because of the impact it has on lives around the globe.

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(Source: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)

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