“We were drinking unclean water before CARE came. We feared our children would fall sick from drinking water from the river and the swamp,” Rebecca Utou told me when I met her in Rom, a small town north of Malakal on the Nile River.
High in Ecuadorian cloud forest, CARE is testing a program to help families harvest water from the air for drinking and washing.
Water is essential to life. And yet it could have kept Susan out of school for good.
Our life-changing and lifesaving water programs help:
- People with clean, safe water, especially during times of disaster
- Schools learn the link between education and water, sanitation and hygiene
We partner with organizations and alliances working to bring clean water, safe sanitation and improved hygiene practices to people around the world.
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It takes a lot of strength to carry 55 pounds of water for more than four hours across eastern Ethiopia’s arid highlands. It also takes particular strength to change the circumstances that force women to shoulder that burden.
Fatuma Muhammed is strong in both these ways, and more.