Daily access to safe and reliable water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities are vital to building healthy and resilient communities. Without water you can't grow food, you can't build housing, you can't stay healthy, you can't stay in school and you can't keep working. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us can easily grab some soap and have ready access to clean water.
Every day in rural communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa, millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water. For school-aged children it's a burden that traps them in poverty. Today, hope is on hold in over half of the developing world's primary schools without access to water and sanitation.