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Utility Week 9th January 2015

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utILIty WEEK | 9th - 15th January 2015 | 31 Community ➋ Paulino's two month old son died before the borehole was installed. But now as Chair of the local Water Com- mittee, he is proud to maintain the pump that provides clean water, safe for his fam- ily to drink. "In our community the men have to shave their heads when somebody dies and for many years there were lots of deaths, so I was bald most of the time. But now I am an old man and I have hair again!" ➌ Like hilda, Catarina Muririma has also lost children because she had no choice but to give them dirty water to drink. "My daughter tiana started with stomach pain, and then she had diarrhoea," remembers Caterina. "then, after diarrhoea she was still getting sick, afterwards she passed away." ❹ here, Catarina is pictured collecting dirty water from a source near the village of Cuvir in niassa province, Mozambique, with her daughters Lucrecia (11, centre) and ruth (9, right). ➊ Wateraid calculates that safe water for everyone, everywhere would generate global economic benefits of a minimum of $220 billion (£142 billion) a year. the transforma- tion that clean water brings is dramatic. In this picture, Paulino Jiremba, from ner- culo, Mozambique, holds a cup of clean water from a pump installed by Wateraid and aDECO in 2012. All photos: WaterAid/ Panos/Adam Patterson ➋ ➌ ❹

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