Bringing water to rural communities in northern Ghana
In Kulaa, a rural community of around 1,800 people in northern Ghana, collecting water is a daily challenge. Women and children can spend an average of five hours every day collecting water from a dirty pond. Paths are slippery, accidents are not uncommon, and many women complain of chest pains from the strain of carrying water.
Awulatu, 18, has fetched water for her family since she can remember: “When I wake up in the morning I wash dishes, fetch water twice, and then take my bath before coming to school. Sometimes I am late and get told off by the teacher.”