Picture for a moment the life of Meliyio Tompoi, a 35-year-old mother of six children, who lives in the Narok district in southwest Kenya. Most of the area’s water points are dry, and she must walk 25 kilometers to collect water. This takes six hours each day. Although her household requires about 40 liters of water a day, Meliyio can only carry 15 to 20 liters on her own. So sometimes her family can only eat once a day due to the lack of water.
Last updated: September 26, 2013