In remote regions of Western Africa:
Dirty water is a leading cause of sickness and death, especially for children under 5 years of age.
1 in 5 children will die before the age of 10 in remote regions.
2 miles is the average distance to water sources in these regions.
In Africa, 90% of water gathering is done by women or children.
While gathering water, women and girls miss out on school and business opportunities, and are extremely vulnerable.
6 hours a day can be spent fetching water.