Limited life chances.
Absence of education.
Did you know wasted journeys are a direct result of water poverty?
Women and girls in Malawi walk up to 6km every day. Not to reach their daily step count, but to collect water for their families. That’s 42km every week – just to be able to meet basic hygiene and sanitation needs.
That means every year, women and girls travel 2190 km to collect water – double the length of Malawi itself, or roughly the distance from London to Morocco.