A Huge ISSUE: Women & Water!
UNICEF: Collecting Water is often a Colossal Waste of Time for Women and Girls ~ read the story HERE.
CDC: Global WASH Fast Facts ~ get the facts HERE
Next to air, water is the most important resource on Earth. Yet, so many go without clean water every day, or even any water al all.
The Unted Nations reports 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries. In low-income countries across the globe, women and girls bear the brunt of the work to find and transport water for their families. And, the water they often locate is contaminated and not fit for human consumption.
Spending hours a day hauling water prevents women and girls from going to school, working a job, and even other household duties - all of which would improve their lives and that of their families. They also put themselves at risk from attack when they venture beyond their residence.
Making clean, safe water available for everyone is a priority of the IX Power Foundation and we are working to develop solutions that can address the problem of water scarcity, particularly in remote areas.
What we're doing and what You can do!
The annual Colorado Women's Day celebration for 2022, coordinated by the IX Power Foundation, raised several thousand dollars. That money is going to SSAAP - the Simwatachela Sustainable Agricultural & Arts Program - to help dig and construct wells in rural villages in Zambia and Sierra Leone. The simple infrastructure of toilets and clean water that Americans take for granted is non-existent for so many Africans. Proceeds from this year's Colorado Women's Day will also go to Rotary International's District5450 WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programs around the globe.
We're also helping to build libraries - and You can help too!
IX Power Foundation
Deborah Deal Blackwell, APR
CEO & Executive Director
17301 West Colfax Ave. # 110
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-277-9520, ext. 310