charity: water – Caterpillar Inc
663 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide—or, twice the population of the United States.
The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
But, access to clean water means education, income and health—especially for women and kids. At the water walk, we invite you to put yourself in their shoes. Follow them on their daily journey. Carry 80 pounds of water in yellow fuel cans. Visit the Caterpillar Foundation's location to experience it yourself.