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Let’s help the Mmangweni women who spend 4 hours a day collecting water

As the world joins South Africa in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, the people of Mmangweni village are not celebrating. A documentary produced by Checkpoint and ENCA recently shared the story of the Mmangweni community taking the O.R. Thambo District Municipality to court after failing to provide …

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Fighting poverty amongst children – the Tariro House of Hope in Zimbabwe

Fighting poverty amongst children is the reason why Regina Dururu started Tariro House of Hope (THH) in 2002, just 20km east of Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare. Regina knew she could afford to buy a property to house the children, making a difference “One at a time”. She knew if she started to feed them, clothe them, and …

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Local women carrying buckets on their head, Malawi, Africa

Women carrying water: where it all started for Hippo Roller

Women carrying water in heavy buckets on their heads for kilometres every day inspired the Hippo Roller innovation. It was conceptualised in 1991 by Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker, two South Africans who grew up on farms and experienced the national water crisis first-hand. With roots in these water-dependent, resource-poor environments, Petzer and Jonker were …

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It’s Day Zero for more than 844 million people reveals #WorldWaterDay report

Day Zero is the day on which city taps run dry. Cape Town hit the headlines this year for declaring a date for this scenario, but the report, The Water Gap; The State of the World’s Water 2018 notes that communities in many other regions have long been living in Day Zero. As the WaterAid report …

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