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Women Fight for Water

As a girl, Lucy knew she wasn't supposed to play on the banks of the rushing Ngoboro River. If she wasn't careful, she could fall in and be swept away. Today, a relentless drought has reduced that river to a trickle, and families struggle to get the water they need.

What's more, people get sick from diseases spread from sharing their scarce water supplies with their livestock. So through her organization, the Indigenous Information Network, and with MADRE's help, Lucy took a simple, effective action to create separate water sources for humans and for animals. 

Watch this video to learn more! 

These new water sources, protected against disease and dirt, mean that women and their families can rely on having clean, safe water. Thank you for supporting this project! Your gifts helps us maintain and protect these vital water supplies.