Women spend up to 6 hours every day collecting water.
Walking hours for water prevents women from pursuing work, school and caring for the family as this is often their household responsibility. In many societies, women are seen as collectors, managers, and guardians of water. Women spend up to 60% of their day collecting water, which locks them in the cycle of poverty.
The UN estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion potential work hours per year collecting water.
According to UNICEF, a lack of clean water also means no sanitary facilities or latrines in schools, resulting in 10% to 20% absenteeism from girls that have reached puberty. Greater access to clean water means fewer missed school days per year.
Women with access to safe water can pursue skills outside of traditional roles and experience greater independence. With access to clean water women have more time for education, income generating activities, house-work or childcare. Access to clean water brings economic benefits and improves quality of life for the next generation of women and their families.
According to Water.org, lack of water and sanitation kills one million people every year and every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
Clean water reduces childhood and maternal mortality rates. It also means fewer injuries from lifting and carrying heavy loads of water over long distances. Access to clean water can even reduce the risk of sexual assault and rape against women, as they will no longer have to travel to remote or dangerous areas to procure water.
The Aldelano Solar WaterMakerTM extracts water right from the air! It provides fresh, clean water that is totally independent of any power grid or water system. Different models can create over 1,000 gallons of clean water per day and up to 2,300 lbs. of ice.
The World Health Organization estimates $32 billion in economic benefits each year from reductions in health care costs if there was universal access to basic water and sanitation.
Giving women time for education today will lead to benefits for generations. The Aldelano Solar WaterMakerTM can provide women with access to clean, safe water so they can break the cycle of poverty, illness and a lack of education that affects the entire family.