Collecting water, Kotoba, Ethiopia

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    Mimi Abera, 8, collecting water from a capped spring near their village in Kotoba, Ethiopia. Capping the spring has helped improve access and the quality of the water. Local mother Desta Milkesa says: "This water used to be very muddy, but now it is clean. My children were always sick, but now they are healthy. There used to be a lot of conflict among people fetching water because there was only a small trickle."

    1. The Guardian on Flickr 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the great image, it has been included in our gallery here - Readers' photos - World Water Day 2012 - in pictures thanks for taking part!

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