Meet Mary, 22. She has HIV and is meant to drink safe, clean water to stay healthy. But she has no access to a borehole. She is worried for her two young daughters. Her youngest child Faith also has HIV and is ill regularly.
“They told me that water is very important, especially when we take our medicine. We take it with water so we need that water to be clean… Every morning I have to cook porridge and then I need water and the water should be clean.”
Mary boils the water but it’s not enough
Like any good mother, Mary does all she can to protect her family. But the only water they have to drink is from a nearby river.
“I am always worried because I know what I am giving my child Faith is not right. It’s like I am not doing the right thing. But because we don’t have clean water around us, because we don’t have bore holes around us, I have to give what we have. But really it makes me worried.”
Mary is determined to bring safe water to Kaniche, for the sake of her health and that of her children.
“I feel I will be a spark because I am one of the people that’s very much hoping for clean water. As soon as we get the water I know I will be one of the first people to get much better.”
Read the latest posts featuring Mary and her family.
Watch as Mary looks forward to a healthier life for herself and her children, as you help to bring safe, clean water to Kaniche this Summer.
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