Life after loss in Tombohuaun

Haja and her aunt Mamie carrying palm kernels to be dried, in the village of Tombohuaun, Sierra Leone WaterAid/Joey Lawrence

“I look to the future and hope that such things won't happen again, and that God will give me children that stay with me.”

Young mum Haja has felt the impact of dirty water more than some in Tombohuaun, a village deep in the jungle of Sierra Leone. 

Over the last three years, she’s lost three children. Two of them were just babies when they died from a fever and runny tummy - common symptoms of drinking dirty water.

"I have given birth to six children, but I only have three alive."