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Water and sanitation

Jackline from Tanzania is 48 years old and looks after her family, two grandchildren and a niece. Each morning she gets up early to get water from a pool. Sometimes the children help her with this but usually she goes alone. The water is not clean and Jackline is therefore concerned about her family’s health. ‘Water is life’, she says.

By drilling a well and fitting it with a tap within one kilometre of where the residents live, Dorcas has ensured that the community has clean and safe water. Jackline is not only happy that she no longer has to walk so far to get clean water, she also knows that the health of her family is now less at risk.