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    What does clean water bring to a woman's life?
    Clean water is everything, especially to women in developing countries who live without it.
  • About Us

    Women for Water is a campaign to empower a billion women to join together and raise a billion dollars to fight the global water crisis that disproportionately affects women and children.


    Nearly 1 billion people don’t have clean water 2.5 billion don’t have adequate sanitation facilities

    Why women?

    Around the world, women are the backbone of communities, raising children, supporting families and caring for the sick. In developing nations, they’re also responsible for providing water. It’s their time, health, education, safety and income that are on the line. In Africa women spend hours every day collecting water that’s just as dangerous as the long journey to it. This adds up to 40 billion hours of walking a year. In India, women wait around all day for water trucks that make inconsistent and insufficient deliveries. They also pay up to 500% more for water than their wealthier neighbors, continuing the cycle of poverty. In Latin America, girls have to stay home from school because they get sick from inadequate water and sanitation facilities. Worldwide, dirty water causes girls to miss over 145 million days of school every year.

    What can we do?

    The good news is that even though the water crisis is huge, it’s 100% solvable. Whether it’s digging wells, empowering local water committees, installing pipes or providing hygiene education, we already have the knowledge and solutions to bring clean water to women in developing nations. With your support, along with women leaders and corporate sponsors, the Women for Water campaign will raise enough money to bring clean water to hundreds of thousands of women and their communities. From urban Rwanda and rural India to downtown Singapore and uptown New York, women have the power to change the world one drop at a time.

  • Real Change

     

    What would you do if you suddenly had 3 extra hours every day? We’ve seen it happen many times—clean water instantly changes a woman’s life and makes for healthier, more vibrant communities.

    Water is Independence

    For women, access to water means the freedom and independence to provide the necessities for their families and to take on new income generating activities.  Since gaining the convenience of a household connection, Nadia Faisal Garber has more time to look after her children and assist with household expenses by raising poultry. Read her story of independence and others here

    Water is Empowerment

    For women, water means empowerment. Seraphine Hacimana established her own venture to provide clean water and ensure that no woman in her community is exploited due to lack of water. With a water business serving 6,000 people, she now has established a microcredit fund for vulnerable women and reinvested her earnings in workshops to promote and empower women with new skills. Read her story of empowerment and others here

    Water is Education

    With access to water, young girls have the time to attend school. With access to separate sanitation facilities at school, young girls have privacy and newfound dignity. When her school gained access to clean water and new latrine blocks, Preeti Tak is back in school and learning in a healthy environment. Read her school’s story and others of a brighter future here

    Water is Health

    Clean water means less time being sick or caring for those who are. When Maria Juarez and her community gained access to clean drinking water, she saw her children stop getting sick from dirty water. Her neighbors said the same. Maria’s children are now healthier, and she can spend more time on her household tasks. Read more here about Maria and how clean water translated to healthier families and communities.