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Thandolwayo collecting water in Zimbabwe. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

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will help vulnerable communities to create a better tomorrow.

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Your gift of water is a gift of hope

Every day, women and girls collectively spend around 200 million hours collecting water. By improving local water supplies, you are helping women and girls like Thandolwayo avoid long and often dangerous walks to collect water.

You are boosting school attendance for girls

Your kindness is helping to bring water and provide toilets in schools. With access to privacy and sanitation, girls are less likely to skip classes during their periods or drop out altogether. And with water on tap, girls like Thandolwayo do not have to start each day with an exhausting trek for water before school.

You are improving food security and building livelihoods

Reliable access to water means families can grow food and keep animals even through times of drought. Food production is an important source of income for many.

Thandolwayo (9) washes her face from the new water pipe. In June 2017, Caritas Hwange, a Caritas Australia partner, installed a solar powered piped water system in Msuna Hills bringing fresh clean drinking water to the population for the first time. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.
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Thandolwayo (9) washes her face from the new water pipe. In June 2017, Caritas Hwange, a Caritas Australia partner, installed a solar powered piped water system in Msuna Hills bringing fresh clean drinking water to the population for the first time. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.