Mothers Who Will Change the World
By Matt Damon for the Huffington Post
Mother's Day is a day to celebrate our mothers. It's for brunches, flowers, and time spent with your beloved mom. But for millions of mothers around the world, it's a day they'll lose to one of the world's most preventable causes of death -- waterborne disease.
Mother's Day is another day where in many countries women will be responsible for finding and fetching water for their families. All the water they need for drinking, washing, cooking, cleaning. They'll walk miles, carry heavy burdens, wait for hours and pay exorbitant prices. The work will be back-breaking and all-consuming. Often the water will be contaminated, even deadly. In these instances, they'll face an impossible choice -- certain death without water or possible death from illness.
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