RainCatcher helps get low cost, low maintenance and sustainable water systems to Uganda and Kenya so women and children have a safe and close water source.
Every 21 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness. Women and children spend 200 million hours a day collecting water. By providing a local and safe water source, there can be an increased girls’ school attendance, level of education and literacy rates, as they no longer need to miss school to secure water for their families and have adequate and separate sanitation facilities.
There can also be reduced physical injury from constant lifting and carrying heavy loads of water, reduced risk of rape, sexual assault, and increased safety as women and girls do not have to go to remote and dangerous places to defecate or to fetch water during the night.