What would you give to have an extra hour in your day - every day? Now imagine four extra hours per day.
Millions of women around the world spend an average of four hours a day collecting water. With your help, we can give them back those precious lost hours.
Would you be willing to donate the equivalent of an hour or more of your earnings to help Global Grassroots make a difference in the lives of women and girls in East Africa?
Global Grassroots helps women reclaim their time and transform their lives by offering the skills, resources, and confidence needed for underserved women in East Africa to design their own non-profit water ventures. Each water point provides safe access to clean water for nearly 3,100 people. Our women-led water teams reinvest 100% of profits from the sale of water into improving the lives of women and girls. They support women's rights, address community health needs, improve girls' access to education, and increase women's safety and well-being.
With your help, Global Grassroots can liberate more than 1,200 hours per woman per year.
For years, Mukarutanga Odette, a widow, woke at 3:30 every morning to retrieve water from a spring five steep miles down in the valley. This daily chore prevented Odette from making a good breakfast for her 10-year-old daughter and seeing her off to school each morning.
Then, in 2016, Global Grassroots helped a team of local women launch a water venture of their own design right in the village. Now, instead of hours, Odette spends just minutes getting all the water that she and her daughter need.
Odette is making great use of the extra hours in her day by cultivating a garden and selling what she grows at the local market. She spends a lot more time with her daughter, and Odette can participate in activities with other women in the village. They support one another as they raise their children, start small businesses, and work to improve the status of women in their community.
What is an hour of your time worth? Please donate that amount to help support our global sisters.
∙One of your hours valued at $15 would support clean water access for two children in Rwanda
∙ One of your hours valued at $50 would give an entire household clean water access
∙ Just ONE of your hours valued at $100 would give 12 village women 1,200 hours a year to spend in ways that benefit their families – that’s 14,400 hours total!
Help us raise $12,000 in honor of the 1,200 hours per year that a Global Grassroots water venture saves women!
Thank you for making #TimeForWomen!