“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.
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
Water is essential to life. And yet it could have kept Susan out of school for good.
We partner with organizations and alliances working to bring clean water, safe sanitation and improved hygiene practices to people around the world.
Learn about our partnerships:
My name is Maria Elisabeth Avindio. In 1989, a war broke out in the area around Andulo – the town where I used to live here in Angola – and my family was in danger living there.
School attendance goes up, students get healthier and governments pay attention
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.