Yet about a third of the world’s population lacks access to clean water. Every day, women and children carry the burden of trekking to collect water for bathing, washing, drinking, and cooking.
Project Refuge has witnessed the consequences of not having a safe, localized source of water. Children from Uganda, walk several miles a day to collect water. When lines are long, they resort to filling up at nearby swamps, placing their village at great risk for waterborne diseases. Worldwide, these diseases are a leading cause of death.
Every human deserves access to clean water.
This greatly reduces the effort required to collect water, freeing up time for school and economic opportunities. More importantly, communities experience significantly better health outcomes and are able to thrive.
What if everyday, you had to walk miles down a dusty path with the hot sun on your back, to bring water home to your family?
Millions are without a clean and accessible source of water. Water should not be a luxury, it should be a birthright for all men, women, and children.