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Help UNICEF help girls and women around the world by providing easier access to safe water

Water is a necessity for life and a human right. But just as water can enable life, it can endanger it, too—especially for women and girls.

Today, women and girls across the world suffer a Water Burden, compared to men and boys. Girls’ education suffers due to time spent fetching water and from lack of water and sanitation in many schools, which can cause absenteeism. Their future prospects suffer. Their health suffers disproportionately during crises. Their lives are put at risk.

Water is a problem. It’s also the answer. The solutions to help girls and women overcome the Water Burden are known, simple and effective. UNICEF’s programs around the world provide accessible, safe water sources, allowing girls to live healthier, more productive, more successful lives.

Want to help empower girls to change the world? It’s not complicated. Fix the Water Burden. Donate today.

  • $3 will provide safe water to 3 children for more than 2 months
  • $5 will provide 25 bars of soap to help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases
  • $10 will provide safe water to 2 children for 1 year
  • $20 will provide 4,273 water purification tablets to help provide safe water to children and their families
  • $100 will provide 1 water kit to help a family in an emergency. Each kit contains 20 collapsible plastic water containers (10 liters each), 500 water purification tablets and several bars of soap.

Help girls change the world by making a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to UNICEF USA.

88.4% of every dollar spent goes directly to help children.

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