Access to clean water
Access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene can transform lives. Globally, 663 million people live without easy access to clean water and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities.
Many of these people have to walk long distances to and from their homes to access clean water, which can impact girls’ education and increase women’s time burden, as women are the primary collectors of water. It is estimated that 3.36 million children (the majority of whom are girls) and 13.54 million adult females were responsible for water collection in households with collection times greater than 30 minutes.