Everest Ngirukwayo, Rwanda
Everest Ngirukwayo, 48, sitting outside his house with his son Innocent Twagira, 15, who is recovering from nearly drowning in the lake while collecting water. Nyiramahirwe village, Bugesera, Rwanda.
“My son fell in the lake collecting water. Another child passed him a jerry can but it floated away. He went after it but my son cannot swim so he got taken by the lake. All we require is access to water near to our house.”
Milimo Mwiinga, Zambia
Milimo Mwiinga, 25, who is pregnant, with her son Gifty, who nearly died of diarrohea. Kayola village, Namavwa ward, Zambia.
“I am very afraid when I have the new baby that the same thing will happen as it happened to Gifty. I think and worry but there is nothing I can do.”
Shilpi Mondal, Bangladesh
Shilpi Mondal with her daughter in their home. Moshashoripur village, Koyra, Bangladesh.
“We collect water from 20-30km away, usually about once every ten days. We share a boat with our neighbours as we can’t afford our own. This water gives us diarrhoea – we know it does – but what else can we do – we have no choice. When I give the water to my daughter I know it will make her ill. It makes me very sad.”