If you’re reading this, you’ve probably never had to worry about having access to water, about giving your kids water that could make them sick, or about deciding between showering and cooking dinner for your family. But this is a reality for 663 million people – nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Most live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect a limited supply of water to drink, bathe with, and cook with.

Access to clean water can improve health, boost local economies, empower women, and give kids more time in school. charity: water has provided this level of access for over 7 million people and they’re just getting started.