There are more people in Ethiopia without clean water than any other country in Africa. There are 70+ million people living in the country, and 75% of the population lacks access to safe, clean drinking water.
Only one in every four people in Ethiopia have access to clean water while just 13 percent have access to basic sanitation.
Collecting water is a back-breaking chore. Many women walk up to 3 hours, carrying 40-pound jerry cans filled with polluted water that is likely to make them sick.
Many girls never get an opportunity to go to school because the responsibility of collecting water takes precedence.
The country’s persistently low rainfall is a major factor in the extreme poverty that exists in rural areas as well as periodic famines that affect millions of people.
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