What would you give to have an extra hour in your day - every day? What about three hours?!
Global Grassroots has found a way to give women in Rwanda back 3½ hours every. single. day. That’s more than 1,200 hours per woman per year.
If you had an extra hour - or three - what would YOU do with that time?
Millions of women around the world spend an average of 4 hours per day just collecting water. Global Grassroots helps these women take this time back -- so that they can focus on creating the lives they really want.
Mukarutanga Odette, a widow with one child, had to wake at 3.30am every morning to retrieve water from a spring down in the valley, carrying her jerry can 5 steep miles.
But in 2016, Global Grassroots helped a local team of women launch a water venture of their own design right in the village, adjacent to Odette’s house. Now, she only walks about 10 feet to get all the water that she and her daughter need.
She uses the extra time to cultivate a garden and sell what she grows at the local market, spend time with her 10-year-old daughter (including making her breakfast before school – something Odette was never home to do when she had to collect water), and participate in activities with other women in the village.
In this critical moment of women’s empowerment, we cannot afford to leave behind our at-risk sisters. This is their time too...
...so, what is an hour of your time worth?
Will you donate that amount to give back time to more women like Odette?
- 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!
Global Grassroots provides vulnerable women with the skills, resources, and confidence to design their own non-profit water enterprises that provide safe access to clean water to up to 3,100 people. And, each non-profit water point reinvests 100% of profits from the sale of water into women’s rights, community health needs, girls’ education, and women’s safety and well-being.
It's #TimeForWomen. Help us generate 1,200 gifts totalling $12,000 or more in honor of the 1,200 hours per year that a Global Grassroots water venture saves women.