Clean water means education, income, and health for millions of women and children on our planet.
I believe it is our responsibility to take care of each other. Life can become overwhelmingly busy and it’s easy to turn a blind eye to people in need across communities or geographic locations that don’t directly impact our daily reality. Charity:Water is an organization I’ve chosen to support because of their commitment to women and children.
According to charitywater.org, nearly 1 in 10 people live without access to clean water and must walk long distances to collect water for their families. Walking for water keeps children out of school and takes up time that parents could be using to earn money. Often, the water they walked so far to collect carries diseases that could make everyone sick.
Charity:Water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution everywhere they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point they fund, their partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
Each month, I donate at least 5% of my income to Charity:Water to support women and children in need of clean water and a brighter future.