Niger is the poorest country in the world, according to the UN Development Index, and one of many places where contaminated water kills innocent victims, most often infants and young children.
The burden of getting water falls upon women and girls who walk back-breaking miles every day to find and carry water back to their villages. The result? Girls are not able to go to school and women have no time to work productively to generate income for their families.
Drill a well deep into the ground and lives are transformed for generations to come.