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This community wanted water very badly and definitely earned it. The children helped dig trenches when their parents were not able to and everyone appreciates it now.

This community wanted water very badly and definitely earned it. The children helped dig trenches when their parents were not able to and everyone appreciates it now.

A separate older trio of latrines is still used by teachers and kids.

A separate older trio of latrines is still used by teachers and kids.

A close up of the hand washing station with latrines in the background.

A close up of the hand washing station with latrines in the background.

Students from the Canaquil School using the hand washing station

Students from the Canaquil School using the hand washing station

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Water | Rudi Dundas

Water | Rudi Dundas

Photo from project "Chikhwawa Water and Sanitation Project – Malawi". In this project, Six completed community shallow wells now provide water for 750 people in the following communities: MphangoWalimba, Mandele, Nyaulomba, Ndombo and Nyalugwe with 125 users per water point. In each of the communities, 55 household Eco-san latrines have been constructed, for a total of 330 latrines. On average each latrine serves five people, thus a total of 1650 beneficiaries for the 6 communities.

Photo from project "Chikhwawa Water and Sanitation Project – Malawi". In this project, Six completed community shallow wells now provide water for 750 people in the following communities: MphangoWalimba, Mandele, Nyaulomba, Ndombo and Nyalugwe with 125 users per water point. In each of the communities, 55 household Eco-san latrines have been constructed, for a total of 330 latrines. On average each latrine serves five people, thus a total of 1650 beneficiaries for the 6 communities.

It is most often young girls and women who do the carrying of water. They sometimes get up hours before dawn and walk through dangerous areas, prey to elephants and unfriendly neighbors, carrying 20-liter jerry cans on their backs – weighing more than they do. Usually this water is not clean and people are continually sick with dysentery and more serious illnesses.

It is most often young girls and women who do the carrying of water. They sometimes get up hours before dawn and walk through dangerous areas, prey to elephants and unfriendly neighbors, carrying 20-liter jerry cans on their backs – weighing more than they do. Usually this water is not clean and people are continually sick with dysentery and more serious illnesses.

For the first time, people are able to wash their hands, their clothes and their bodies during the dry season (several months.) When you are walking five to ten kilometers a day carrying 20-30 liters of water, you cannot afford to use it for anything but the most necessary life sustaining tasks.

For the first time, people are able to wash their hands, their clothes and their bodies during the dry season (several months.) When you are walking five to ten kilometers a day carrying 20-30 liters of water, you cannot afford to use it for anything but the most necessary life sustaining tasks.

These kids are so happy to have clean drinking water in their village!

These kids are so happy to have clean drinking water in their village!

MANY OF US LOVE OUR BOTTLES OF FIJI, DASANI, EVIAN, AND AQUAFINA. But unfortunately, those bottles don’t love us. They’re problematic for the planet, and maybe even for our health. In this article, get key bottled water facts. And learn about better, cleaner ways to drink water.

Is bottled water purer than tap water? Are there health risks? Get bottled water facts and learn about the new water filtration system used at Pritikin.