ONEXONE and water.org Partnership
Access to clean water is essential to health, happiness and basic survival. Without it, millions of children needlessly fall victim to waterborne diseases. Mortality rates skyrocket; poverty and hunger become widespread; and school attendance rates drop. In many communities, water collection is the sole responsibility of women and often, young girls. These women and school-age girls spend hours each day walking to far away water sources, carrying water containers that can weigh as much as 40 or 50 lbs on their back as they trek miles to their homes.