Evidence found through Water.org’s programs demonstrates that household access to water and/or sanitation can liberate anywhere from six to 14 hours a week

Every person has 24 hours in a given day to allocate as they see fit. Yet millions who lack access to water at home have no choice but to use some of that time to find and collect it for their families. And, the same goes for those who lack access to a toilet at home. Time spent collecting water or walking to find a place to go is time that could be spent in other ways, ranging from working, studying and caring for others, or for recreational, spiritual and mental health needs. Evidence found through Water.org’s programs demonstrates that household access to water and/or sanitation can liberate anywhere from six to 14 hours a week to be reallocated from tending to water and sanitation needs to however an individual chooses.

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