Daily mountainside trek yields only deadly water for 10 year old
Every day in the stillness of early morning, Choupette, 10, puts on her torn shoes, picks up a couple of one-gallon water containers, leaves her home and carefully picks her way down a mountainside in her village of Grand Boulage, Haiti. She scurries around fallen rocks, loses her footing, and clears boulders twice her size in a quest to get water for her family.
Throughout developing countries, children like Choupette spend as much as two hours a day walking to a water source. In Choupette’s case, the source is a tiny stream contaminated by animal waste, parasites and harmful bacteria. Because there is so little water, there are times when Choupette must return home with empty containers because others have crowded her out. “When I come home with no water, I have to go back later in the day and try again,” Choupette said. You can help change this tragic situation.
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