[mc src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCR4wd2AFAs" type="youtube"]World Vision Water Structure, Ethiopia[/mc]
Before 1998, in the Yilmana Densa district in northern Ethiopia, girls would have to walk about two hours to get fresh water for their families,and many families would send their girls 2 or 3 times each day to fetch water. Girls are the ones who fetch water in Ethiopia, carrying the heavy ceramic 50-80 pound vessels on their backs, up and down hillsides and on unpaved roads.
Seeing a need, World Vision built the water structure you see in this video, which greatly alleviated the time and distance girls in this community had to walk to get water for their families. Now it takes about 30 minutes to walk to the well, instead of 2 hours. Many of these girls are now able to attend school and can devote more time to their studies, rather than spending hours upon hours fetching fresh water. After more than 10 years with this water structure in place, a whole generation of girls is growing up able to stay in school.
Shot and written by Alexandria Dionne
Edited by Yu Gu