For girls like Aynadis, the daily journey to collect water is hard and often dangerous- as you can see by the makeshift cast on her left arm. Her dad explains ‘She was trying to get out of the pond after drawing water when the mud sucked one of her legs…she fell while trying to get out carrying a jerry can.”
Drinking the water comes with its own dangers.
It’s hard to imagine having to give your child drinking water from a pond shared with bathing cattle.
Give now and help save children like Aynadis from the dangers of collecting dirty water.
The bugs Animut and Aynadis can’t see in that water are even worse than the ones they can. Water from ponds like this can carry germs that give little Aynadis anything from tummy aches to diarrhoea.
And she is not alone. 290,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.
But you can help.
Donate now to help protect girls like Aynadis from the dangers of collecting and drinking dirty water.
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