Nobody chooses where to be born. We’re lucky enough to be born in a country where nobody has to worry about not having access to clean water or a toilet. But in many developing countries children are born into a completely different world. Mostly women and children have to walk for many hours each day to collect water for their families. The problem is that the water they collect is contaminated and carries diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Diseases that will kill them but what choice do they have?
people have no access to clean drinking water.
people lack access to a toilet or shower.
until another child dies from water related diseases.
Bringing clean water to people in need does not only safe their lives – it gives children the chance to go to school and women time to spend with their families and eventually the chance to start their own little business.
Each year 842000 people die from water related diseases.
Girls miss school because they have to spend hours every day collecting water.
Women feel dirty and ugly because they have no clean water to wash themselves.
On their dangerous walks to collect water women and girls often get raped and attacked.
Access to clean water and sanitation leads to a healthier and happier life.
Girls can now go to school and follow their dreams of becoming a teacher or doctor.
Women feel pretty and strong, sometimes for the first time of their lives.
Women and girls can live without their fear of being attacked.