Nearly one billion people must walk at least four miles each day to get safe water. The majority of which are women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeastern Asia, and Latin America. This walk takes an average of three hours per day, impacting critical issues like education, health, and poverty. Most carry this precious water in buckets and jerry cans on their heads – adding great physical costs.
So, when you are flushing your toilet today (and by the way, you’ll be shocked to learn that more people have cellphones than toilets), or moseying over to the faucet to quench your thirst with a glass of water, just think of those one billion people and their plight for clean water.
One such crusader for sustainable water solutions is Matt Damon. He’s made such a commitment with his nonprofit water.org that works in tandem with local communities to provide safe water and sanitation. We hope you will support him making a difference in people’s lives by giving them the dignity of a toilet and easy access to potable water.