This autumn I will be taking on Swim Marathon to help raise funds for the 1 in 10 people who don't have clean water close to home.
While I am a fairly regular swimmer anyway, the distance involved (~140 lengths of a 25m pool each week) is going to be a significant challenge for me.
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene should be a normal part of everyone's daily life. Without all three, people can't live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.
With clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, children are born healthier. They get the chance to go to school and grow up to become adults. Women and men get to earn a living. Whole communities start to thrive.
It sounds normal and it should be.