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Wello WaterWheel: A Social Enterprise That’s Easing the Burden of Water Carrying Women Worldwide

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Carry water, often for long distances, is a burden shared by women in developing countries around the world. It involves hours of walking, waiting in line, and carrying heavy pots, jars, buckets, or jerry cans filled with water. A woman must collect enough water for her household and this involves carrying a heavy 5 gallon 42 pound bucket on her head every day, which can can injure her spine. Fulfilling this basic need, sometimes as much as 2 or 3 times a day, is a tremendous burden on women and girls, who spend 26% of their time per day fetching water for the household. This basic