6:40 am water collection

If you are a women and living in the slums of Hyderabad, India this is how you spend your mornings - every day. Water is available for about 90 minutes each morning at community stand posts. Each stand post services about 20-30 families. You can collect up to five water vessels of water each day. If you sleep in, have to care for sick children or parents and miss the collection time; you're out of luck until tomorrow.

When you visit the slums right around sunrise you see scenes like this throughout the blocks. This women is doing her neighbors a favor and filling everyone's.

Capital: New Delhi
Population of 1.2 billion
77 million lack access to safe water
769 million lack access to improved sanitation
59% of the total population lives on less than US$2 per day
India

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