Water is critical for all life and wellbeing - a basic human need and right. Yet millions of people still live without easy access to safe, clean water. This places a particular burden on women and girls who spend up to 6 hours a day carrying and cleaning water to make it safe to drink. By the time they've repeatedly walked to the nearest water source, filled as many containers as they can carry - and then walked home there's no time left for school, work or play. To save having to make yet another trip, they'll skip washing their clothes, or themselves, so there's simply enough water to drink.
22nd March 2019 is World Water Day and the launch of FRANK Waters #6 hours campaign. Championed by our patron Anita Rani, we are aiming to raise £10,000 in seven days to bring safe water to some of the most marginalised communities in India and Nepal and give women and girls the gift of time.