Women, Water and 10 000 Miles


It is the most basic requirement of human survival - clean drinking water. Yet, about 1 billion people do not have access to it. 80% live in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern and Southern Asia. About 4,500 children die every day because they have no clean drinking water.

This is the story of one woman and a little girl who live in the most arid part of Rajasthan, India where the annual rainfall varies from 10 to 40 cm. and the entire rainfall of the year may fall on a single day.

In India, water is solely a woman's problem. From the time girls are able to walk, they learn that it is their job to find and get water for the entire household. In a woman's lifetime, she will have walked more than 10,000 miles to get water.

Women, Water and 10 000 Miles