Water. It seems to be all around us, but 1 of every 9 people worldwide lack access to safe water. In developing countries, women and children travel miles to water sources daily and carry jugs full of water on their backs and heads. This water that people work so hard to get for their families is polluted, causing many to get diarrhea and die. When water wells can be built in these villages, the wells improve access to water and providing safe drinking water. As a result of this easy access, women have more time for income generating jobs and children can go to school.
“Water is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and hunger, and is indispensable for human health and well-being.” – United Nations