WATERAID: Bearing the Burden

Bearing the Burden

Women and girls often bear the burden of collecting water for their families--costing them time that could be better spent at school or work. Pictured here, Filomena Laranjeira Da Costa, 23, and daughter Fidelia Da Costa, 5, walk one hour each way to collect water in Laubrema village, Manufahi district, Timor Leste

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WaterAid/Tom Greenwood