Globally, 785 million people lack access to safe water.
The burden of collecting water falls mainly on women and children, especially girls. Their days revolve around gathering enough to cook, clean, bathe – and of course, drink. They walk an average of six kilometres for water every day. Some walk much farther, while others – like those in communities supported by World Vision – walk far less.
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