Water is life. Sanitation is dignity. Those two phrases go together like salt and pepper, or peanut butter goes with jelly. Once you access water, there is a host of outcomes that follow. Sure clean water means healthier villages, happier children, the possibility of new streams of income sources made possible through irrigation or fish farming industry. But there are also some potentially unanticipated but very obvious once you think about them, outcomes that are not quite as marketable.
I ask that as we wash our hands, take a shower, or quench our thirst with ease, we remember to give thanksgiving for clean water and offer prayers for our sisters all over the world who are spending their day walking for water.