Each day women all over the world travel to a distant water source and return, carrying filled jerry cans on their back. The treck is comprised of long hours and strenuous roads. While these women help members of their village survive, the sanitation and unavailability of water hinders them from living a life of actualization and empowerment.

Through Water.org women are getting much needed access to safe water and improved sanitation, at home. This series of photos documents life for women in our world, who have faced the water crisis head-on.


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