Providing safe drinking water in Venezuela
Daniela fetches safe-to-drink, purified water for her family.
Water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for the survival and development of children and their families. In the most vulnerable communities of Venezuela, it can be difficult to access fresh water.
In 2019, frequent power outages in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, made access to safe drinking water a challenge for many families.
Trucks helped to transport water to communities in need across the city. While also helping to develop long-term repairs to pipelines, UNICEF coordinated with Venezuelan water authorities and partners to treat the water trucks with water purification tablets, to help ensure the water was drinkable. Each morning the trucks arrived to families eagerly waiting with jerry cans.
The arrival of treated water meant that Daniela no longer needed to boil rainwater or carry heavy jerry cans back home from further away.
“With clean water we can drink safely, brush our
teeth and shower ourselves, my brothers and I.”
Your gift of 9,000 Water Purification Tablets can help to create fresh water for many more children.