Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water.
Not only that, they’re collecting from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs.
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More water facts.*
- 780 million people lack access to an improved water source; approximately one in nine people.
- 3.41 million people die from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes each year.
- The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
- People living informal settlements (i.e. slums) often pay 5-10 times more per liter of water than wealthy people living in the same city.
- An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.
* source: water.org
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