Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.12

“Big Stars, Big Giving” is CNN’s special series that shines the spotlight on celebrities and the causes they support. In an American Morning original series, “Big Stars, Big Giving,” Alina Cho looks at celebrity philanthropy and how big stars can make a big impact. Through one-on-one interviews with Elton John, Ben Stiller, Madonna, Martha Stewart and Richard Branson, she shares what causes have become their passion, and how others can get involved. Gary White and Matt Damon, co-founders of are slated for 2012’s holiday special. Watch the entire episode on CNN.