According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water.
Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely managed drinking water services, 4.2 billion people do not have safely managed sanitation services, and 3 billion lack basic handwashing facilities.
Research indicates as many as 200 million hours a day are spent collecting water, mainly by women and children (WHO, Unicef). Time spent collecting water can take children, especially girls, away from school, and can draw women away from income-earning activities.
1 in 5 girls of primary age are not in school, partially due to these hours they instead spend collecting water, and also due to the lack of sanitation faciliites once they reach puberty.
This compares to 1 in 6 boys.
Water from Wine is working to change these statistics, by acting as a funding source for water projects already underway, operating under the belief that creating more convenient access to clean water should be a priority and a human right. Want to partner with us? Click here to fill out a funding request.
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