Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation
The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 6 is "Clean Water and Sanitation." As the UN puts it: "Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in."
This series highlights the stories of sisters around the world working to help communities attain clean water.
Nearly 10,000 people living in eight villages in northwestern India have found new meaning in their lives after the intervention of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit in 2012. Through water projects, micro-loans, farming diversity and other means, the nuns not only checked migration to cities but also fought several social evils that subjugated women, such as child marriage.