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Pledge your support to end water poverty

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Since she was old enough to walk, Josephine made a two-hour trek down and back up a steep mountainside to fetch water. After fistfights and assaults began to break out at the water spigot, Josephine’s mother was forced to join her for protection.

For both mother and daughter, that was four hours a day — 28 hours a week — lost to water collection. At the end of June, Josephine’s life changed when her community and local government partnered with Water For People to bring access to improved water closer to her home. 

Josephine’s story is one of many. Women and girls in the developing world can spend up to SIX HOURS A DAY collecting enough water for basic needs like drinking, cooking, and washing.

Give girls like Josephine time to attend school and play and all the other things that go into being a ten year-old.

Pledge your support to end water poverty for everyone.


Women and girls in the developing world can spend up to 6 hours a day collecting enough water for basic needs like drinking, cooking, and washing. That's time spent away from school and families.

I pledge my support to end water poverty for everyone.