The Problem

The problem

Millions of people still live without access to safe water. The problem is especially acute in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

Many are forced to travel vast distances every day to collect water, and this burden often falls on women and girls, who subsequently miss out on education. Water is vital for communities to thrive - nothing can flourish without it.

children carrying plastic water cans walking down dusty road
over half of people who drink unsafe water live in Africain sub-Saharan Africa only 24% have access to safe wateronly 59% of Kenyans have access to basic water services9.4 million Kenyans use contaminated water sourceslack of safe water increases mortality and sickness ratewithout safe water education and livelihoods suffer