Not only has she mothered 13 children, Alice Kabula also works as a farmer and a seamstress. She and her husband, George, work tirelessly to provide for their large family in Kiringa, Uganda. But without safe water, Alice used to watch her family suffer from waterborne illnesses.
When you give safe water, you empower mothers around the world to keep their families healthier.
“We used to get our water from a swamp,” Alice told us.
Collecting the dirty water took hours for Alice and her daughters, stealing time they could have spent working or studying. Sadly, this is not unusual: In Africa, women and children collectively spend 200 million hours each day walking for water — a journey that averages 3.5 miles.
Since we installed a safe water solution that serves the 5,000 people of Kiringa, it takes Alice just minutes to fill her jerry can with safe water. And with a Water Mission sanitary latrine on her property, her whole family is healthier.
This Mother’s Day, honor your loved ones and mothers around the world through the transformative gifts of safe water and sanitation.