Woman collecting water in Kauma, Malawi

Woman collecting water in Kauma, Malawi
Woman collecting water in Kauma, Malawi

A woman and children gathering water in a village near Lilongwe, Malawi. She’s lucky to have access to a water source but the water she’s collecting might not be safe to drink. There are at least two reasons: 1) the lack of a proper drainage system means that dirty water collecting around the pump may be contaminating the groundwater that supplies the pump and 2) the container she is using to collect the water is not covered meaning that dirty flies and fingers can get to it.

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