03/29/2012 01:29 pm ET Updated Oct 18, 2013

The Ethiopian Water Crisis By The Numbers (PHOTOS)

Of the 1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water and safe sanitation, approximately 75 million live in Ethiopia.

With an average income of just over $100 a year per head, Ethiopia remains one of the world's poorest countries. The water crisis counts among the most significant factors in the perpetuation of the poverty in Ethiopia, with women and children spending up to six hours daily scavenging for water.

In an effort to raise awareness for the global water crisis, the Levi's® brand has partnered with Water.org to present "The Ethiopian Water Crisis By The Numbers" -- a statistical and photojournalistic account of water deprivation in Ethiopia.

For more information on how you can help and join the challenge, visit Levi.com/waterless.

The Ethiopian Water Crisis By The Numbers (PHOTOS)