According to The Water Project, 783 million people do not have access to safe water and 37 percent of those people live in sub-Saharan Africa. When there isn’t a safe water source in the home, 64 percent of households rely on women to get the family’s water. The time spent transporting water limits women’s opportunities to participate in education, employment, or other community contributions. Unsafe methods of transportation – such as open buckets or recycled jerry cans – increase the risk of contamination after collection, even if the water was safe at the source.
Food Tank had the opportunity to interview Connie Cheren, RN/MSW, the founder and president of Partners for Care, about their work to improve safe access, transport, and storage of water.
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