Water is the source of life. We need several liters of water a day to survive. But we don’t just need any water—we need access to clean water for drinking, for bathing, and for waste management.

There’s a clear link between water and hunger. Dirty water makes children sick, and sick children can’t retain the nutrients in food. Without clean water, our shared efforts to make sure no child goes to bed hungry can be wasted.

But that’s not the only benefit of clean water. When water comes from the faucet instead of a river, little girls no longer have to spend their whole day walking to get water—leaving them free to learn and grow.