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  • What's it like to be a 4 year old in Tanzania?

    Four year old Amina carries five litres of water back to her home in Kibaya Town in Tanzania. The container is very heavy and she has to keep putting it down on the floor as she finds it hard to carry. Fortunately she doesn't have far to walk.

    Carrying water was described as Amina's education as she was learning to be a woman. In Tanzania, as in many developing countries, women and children are responsible for collecting their family's water and children often start this job at a very early age.

    There are three schools in her town but education is not free and many poor families like Amina's can't afford to send their children to school.

    This story is from the WaterAid website. Visit them to find out more and to donate.