Women Are The Lifeline To Those Without Access To Water In Kenya
Women Are The Lifeline To Those Without Access To Water In Kenya.
KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya ― Each morning before the heat rises, Kanze Kahindi sets out from her one-room hut near the village of Changojeni for a six-mile walk to the nearest small river.
Changojeni is one of the driest villages in Kilifi County, in southeast Kenya.
The project is yet another reminder of just how significantly water access can affect the daily lives of women and girls.
Gladys Mapenze, 26 When Mapenze was a girl, there was no such thing as immediate access to clean water in her village, Kibaoni.
“We started selling water, accumulating profits.
“From our home to the school, the children walk two hours,” she said.
“I’d actually take two days.” With water collection taking up so much of her time, Bashora never went to school.
If she could do it all again, Bashora said, she would live somewhere with water nearby so she’d be able to pursue an education.
“I felt as if that water was being poured on my soul,” Bashora told HuffPost.