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The WaterWheel Is Changing the Way Rural Villagers Get Clean Water

Here’s a look at an invention one group believes can change the lives of millions of people who don’t have easy access to clean water. The idea behind the WaterWheel is a simple one—inventors wanted to find a way for people in rural India to be able to easily and safely transport water. According to research from Wello, the social venture behind the invention that began working in India in 2011, women in remote parts of the country spend up to 25 percent of their day transporting water for their families. And currently, there are more than 1 billion people globally who must travel more than half a mile to reach a clean water source. With the aid of the WaterWheel, they can transport five times the amount of water that they can carry by hand, and travel much more quickly. The device even has a specially designed cap to prevent contamination. The group is currently seeking supporters to help make the WaterWheel available to more people throughout India …

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