Lack of access to water and sanitation and poor hygiene is one of the principal causes of death and disease worldwide. It also leads to loss of productivity and forms a major barrier to development. Globally, 2.5 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation facilities and as a result, the lives of billions of people are adversely affected. Sanitation receives only 12 per cent of the total pool of global aid funding for water and sanitation. While nearly 800 million people still lack decent water, reallocating funds more evenly makes sense given the larger needs in sanitation. This video tells a story of two women: Sissylia Mhaka and Barbra Kurado who live in the rural areas of Zimbabwe, where over 30% of the population don’t have access to safe water and over 50% are living without proper sanitation.