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A Smart Investment In Women and Water

March 22, 2017

A Smart Investment In Women and Water

March 22nd marks World Water Day! Read about Aisyah's story.

By: water.org

Together with Water.org, we have helped empower smart women like Aisyah through access to safe water.

Aisyah is a wife, a mother, and a farmer. Most critical to all of her roles is time. Asiyah explained, “Time to work my rice fields means more money I can make for my family; our life is better.” As a smart business woman growing one of Indonesia’s most desired crops, Aisyah recognized lack of access to water at home as the main obstacle keeping her from having the time needed to farm.

Until recently, a typical day for Aisyah included waking before sunrise to walk a few kilometers, all for the purposes of collecting water. Her options for water varied – a river, a community pump or her neighbor’s bore well – none reliable. After several back- and-forth trips to collect enough water for her family’s needs, finally a tired and often frustrated Aisyah made her way to the rice field.

Aisyah World Water Day

It is for people like Aisyah that Water.org created WaterCredit. Water.org connects them to affordable financing, empowering them to install household water connections and toilets at home. A smart solution for a smart business woman, Aisyah knew water at home meant more time to produce a larger harvest. With these benefits in view, she confidently approached taking a loan to construct her very own water tap

Now the obstacle between Aisyah and time to work has been removed. And now, as we have seen for millions of others, Aisyah continues to change her world.

This World Water Day, give to Water.org and empower a woman like Aisyah to change her own world.

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ABOUT WATER.ORG

To break the cycle of poverty. To protect and save lives. To turn time spent into time saved. To make a bright future possible for all. We are here to break down the barriers between people and access to safe water and sanitation.

Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people worldwide lack access to safe water. 2.4 billion people worldwide lack access to a toilet. When it takes everyday hours to find and collect water, it's hard to find time for commerce and community. It's hard to get through a full day at school. It's hard to prosper without safe water.

Learn More at www.water.org

Water.org Pactimo Cycling Jerseys. For each jersey sold, Pactimo will donate $25 to water.org and their vision: the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water.

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