On World Water Day, [Mobility for Africa] reminds us that water is essential and yet scarce for so many. Access to clean water is vital for a healthy and productive community, guaranteeing food security, good health, and sanitation.
In 2016, UNICEF estimated a colossal 200 million hours are spent by women and girls collecting water every day for domestic use. This is no exception in Zimbabwe where many rural women must travel long distances to perform this labour-intensive and time expensive task.
The introduction of the electric tricycle has transformed the accessibility of water in some of Zimbabwe’s rural communities. Hamba has allowed women to fetch water more quickly, with less physical exertion, and at much greater volumes. Emobility transport has opened the opportunity to complete more tasks and have access to a greater supply of water for domestic use.
The Hamba can also be used to complete other projects such as agriculture. This development and use of emobility has helped transform the livelihoods of rural people in both health and production.
The statement above was made by Mobility for Africa in recognition of World Water Day. To donate to their emobility work in rural Africa, please click here.
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