charity: water to Bring Clean Water to 20K People in Mali Throughout September
In Mali, a landlocked nation prone to droughts, floods, political instability and insecurity, and extremist violence, less than 30% of the rural population has access to sanitation services, which means that families have little opportunity to protect themselves from health issues, disease and COVID-19. This September, charity: water is empowering supporters to change the course of 2020 for people living in one of the harshest environments on earth, in one of the hardest years in history.
The campaign aims to bring clean water to 20,000 people in Mali by funding sustainable, innovative water solutions led by two local partners. Solar-powered pumps will draw clean water from deep underground and deliver it to tap stands right outside people’s homes. Women and girls are forced to spend hours each day collecting contaminated water from 800-year-old holes in the ground. This is both physically demanding and often incredibly dangerous. With clean water, women and girls get their lives back. Women like Bintou, who used to spend hours collecting dirty water, are now able to spend more time with their family and create businesses.
Additionally, the programs charity: water is funding in Mali create new leadership opportunities for women, by elevating women to help lead local water committees, responsible for the management and maintenance of water projects and to help ensure communities are receiving all the benefits.
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