1 in 10 people worldwide do not have access to clean water
159 million people collect untreated water from lakes, ponds, rivers and streams
Nearly 1 million people die each year from diarrhoea as a result of drinking dirty water
361,000 children under 5 die every year from the lack of clean water
In many rural areas, including in Uganda, girls walk for hours each day to fetch water
Girls miss school when there is no access to clean water, especially when they are menstruating.
Children get sick from water borne diseases like bilharzia and typhoid when they drink dirty water or can’t wash their hands.