Toilets, sanitation, and clean water for drinking and hygiene are things that are an afterthought to some, and are oftentimes taken for granted by others. I have found this to be true even in my own life. When my children and I are thirsty, I know that we can go to the faucet and fix ourselves a drink of water right away. When we take our baths and showers, I never stress about whether or not the water is clean. When any of us have to use the restroom anytime day or night, we know that it is only steps away.
I do not have to worry about any of the things above for myself and my family
But what if I did?
Unfortunately there are millions of women worldwide who have to worry about these and many other issues that risk the health and safety of their families every day.
Life without access to clean water and toilets is tough for everybody. But the consequences of not having these basic services affect women and girls the most.
Just take a look:
When I learned about WaterAid and the education and resources they provide assistance and solutions for communities to gain access to safe water and sanitation, I wanted to spread the word.
Founded in 1981, WaterAid transforms lives by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with local organizations, communities and individuals, WaterAid uses affordable and locally appropriate solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to people in developing countries.
Providing services in 27 countries, WaterAid’s hands-on approach has made a tremendous positive impact in the health, education, diet, nutrition, and family life of those in whom they serve.
There are so many ways to give support to WaterAid’s cause. Donate directly on their website, or organize a fundraising effort in your community or corporation. Share the information about WaterAid and their efforts across your social media networks; and get connected with the organization to stay informed of their awareness and fundraising campaigns.
Please go to http://www.wateraidamerica.org to learn more about all of the wonderful ways in which WaterAid is helping to make a difference in the lives of women and children worldwide. You can also:
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