844 million people lack access to safe water - that is 1 in 8 people. The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease. Diarrhea, not AIDS, malaria or measles, is the leading cause of death among children under the age of 5 in Samburu, Kenya.
Samburu women and girls walk up to 12 miles every day in search of water.
Walking miles with 44 pounds of water can result in neck and back ailments, miscarriage and a host of other physical maladies.
The lack of clean water directly contributes to food insecurity and lack of dietary diversity.
Time spent walking for water undermines education for girls. Investment in drinking water and sanitation would result in 272 million more school attendance days a year.
Walking for water in isolation in Samburu can be dangerous, leaving women and girls victim to all variety of predators.
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