785 M 785 million people living without access to safe water
2 B 2 billion people living without improved sanitation

Women’s empowerment

Empowering women is critical to solving the water crisis. When women have access to safe water at home, they can pursue more beyond water collection.

How access to safe water affects women

Health

Access to safe water and sanitation contributes to improved health and helps prevent the spread of infectious disease. It means reduced child and maternal mortality rates. It means reduced physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water.

How access to water can improve health

Education

Reductions in time spent collecting water have been found to increase school attendance, especially for girls. Access to safe water gives children time for school and the opportunity for a bright future.

How access to water affects children and their education

Economic potential

Access to safe water and sanitation at home turns time spent into time saved — giving families more time to pursue education and work opportunities that will help them break the cycle of poverty.

How access to water increases economic potential

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