For Ludivina and her brother and sister, walking up to 3 hours to collect water each day was a normal part of their lives. Walking down a cliff, through long grass and through a swamp they would reach the river, collect litres of water and return home again without help from their parents who work on the family’s small farm.
Exhausted, Ludivina found it hard to concentrate at school and had almost no free time to play and do her homework. After a water system was built near her home, Ludivina now has more time to attend an English school after class and she has become one of the best English speakers in her village.
She has more energy, is healthier and happier now she is no longer doing physically demanding work. Her family have also benefitted from having more water as they can grow more crops and earn a higher income.