Improved Water Access Would Help Lift Regions Out Of Poverty
Deseret News: Access to water is the first step in fighting poverty worldwide
John Hoffmire, director of the Impact Bond Fund at Saïd Business School at Oxford University and director of the School of Business and Poverty at the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison
“…Each day, nearly 200 million hours are spent collecting water worldwide — that is enough people-hours to build more than 25 Empire State Buildings each day. With so many hours spent on water collection, it is little wonder that these regions [without water access] struggle to pull themselves out of poverty. Although there is no set path out of deprivation, a first step could certainly be a clean and dependable water source” (7/13).