Fifteen year-old Rani is one of Papua New Guinea’s 4.8 million people at risk of death from dirty water. Several times each day she walks twenty minutes over the hill to a well on the other side of her community to fill her jerry can with water. Weighing about 18kilos when full, Rani uses a cloth attached to her forehead to help bear the weight on the journey home.
Because her easiest choice is often an unsafe water source, Rani and her family are at risk of becoming some of the sixty people around the world who die because of dirty water every minute of every day.
We all know dying from dirty water is a tragedy. But we don’t know just how easily we can prevent it among our closest neighbours. You can give others the power of choice.
Find out more: unitingworld.org.au/choice/