The United Nations estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion hours per year collecting water; that’s the same as a whole year’s worth of labor by France’s entire workforce!
How much water does Africa use a day?
Compare this to the average African family, which uses about 5 gallons of water a day. Most Americans get their water delivered to their home, usually through a tap, and can almost always count on it being sanitary.
What percent of Africa has no electricity?
More than 500 million people live without electricity. Across the continent only 10% of individuals have access to the electrical grid, and of those, 75% come from the richest two quintiles in overall income. Less than 2% of the rural populations of Malawi, Ethiopia, Niger, and Chad have access to electrical power.