What's a jerry can?

A Jerry Can is a container for fuel or water. Many people in developing countries use it to haul and store their drinking water. The standard five-gallon Jerry Can weighs about 40 pounds when full.

To us, the Jerry Can is a symbol of the water crisis. Millions of people around the world spend hours each day with one, or more, strapped securely on their backs, held tightly to their hips or balanced on top of their heads.

Read more about the story behind the Jerry Can here.

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