Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Women spend over 6 hours every day collecting water.

Walking hours for water prevents women from pursuing work, school and caring for the family as this is often their household responsibility. In many societies, women are seen as collectors, managers, and guardians of water. Some sources estimate that women spend up to 60% of their day collecting water, which locks them in the cycle of poverty.

The UN estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion potential work hours per year collecting water.

According to UNICEF, a lack of clean water also means no sanitary facilities or latrines in schools, resulting in 10% to 20% absenteeism from girls that have reached puberty. Greater access to clean water means fewer missed school days per year.

Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions is tackling the issue of clean water with the Aldelano Solar WaterMakerTM. The company produces the most robust, long-lasting solar products in the market. These life-saving resources include industrial grade solar refrigeration, solar power generation as well as solar atmospheric water and ice generation. Aldelano is fighting foodwaste, providing access to clean water and offering solar power to even the most remote regions of the world.

The Aldelano Solar WaterMakerTM extracts water right from the air! It provides fresh, clean water that is totally independent of any power grid or water system. Different models can create over 1,000 gallons of clean water per day and up to 2,300 lbs. of ice. Access to clean water through this transformational innovation means more days of school for young women.

Women with access to safe water can pursue skills outside of traditional roles and experience greater independence. With access to clean water women have more time for education, income generating activities, house-work or childcare. Access to clean water brings economic benefits and improves quality of life for the next generation of women and their families.

According to Water.org, lack of water and sanitation kills one million people every year and every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.

Clean water also reduces childhood and maternal mortality rates. The nearness of clean water means fewer injuries from lifting and carrying heavy loads of water over long distances. Access to clean water can even reduce the risk of assault against women, as they will no longer have to travel to remote or dangerous areas to procure water.

The World Health Organization estimates $32 billion in economic benefits each year from reductions in health care costs if there was universal access to basic water and sanitation.

Giving women time for education today will lead to benefits for generations. The Aldelano Solar WaterMakerTM can provide women with access to clean, safe water so they can break the cycle of poverty, illness and a lack of education that affects the entire family.

 

Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions are sponsoring the upcoming Global Disaster Relief Summit taking place in Washington, D.C, USA on 5-6 September 2018.

Image credit: Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions

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