"If I had clean water, 
 I would be a better mother"
Meet Annette
THE WALK FOR WATER

Annette wakes up before sunrise each morning. She waits in a long line of women to scrape up dirty water from the bottom of this spring in Lukhonge Village, Uganda. She fills up one or two 20 liter jerry cans that she carries home to her family 30 minutes away. She'll have to repeat this trip at least two more times before the sun sets to meet her family's water needs.

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PREVENTABLE DISEASE

The water Annette carries home each day makes her family sick. A week before we met her, her son had been in the hospital for the fourth time with dysentery, a deadly but preventable water borne disease. Annette knows the water is making her family sick, but she has no other choice.

We asked Annette what she would do if she had clean water. "I would be a better mother," she said.

She wants to help her children with their homework. She wants to feed them nutritious meals. But collecting dirty water is a full time job and she has little time or money to grow or buy food, and so her children go hungry and get sick.

Like mothers around the world, Annette wants a better life for her children.

WE CAN MAKE 
IT POSSIBLE HELPE US BRING CLEAN WATER 
TO LUKHONGE VILLAGE, AND HELP ANNETTE GIVE HER CHILDREN THE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER FUTURE THEY DESERVE.

Help us bring clean water to Lukhonge Village.

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