Water Walker, Fadi Jilo with reporter Jessica Partnow.
Water Walker
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Every day, three times a day, the women and young girls of Dillo Town, Ethiopia have to walk an hour and a half hauling water from a natural spring to take care of their families’ daily needs. The water is brackish, contaminated by livestock, and unfit to drink. But they do drink it and often get sick. Jessica Partnow offers this Day in the Life portrait of a water walker as typical of thousands of women around the world who have to walk miles every day just to get drinking water.

Funding for this segment was provided by the Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting .
Follow more of The Common Language Project's reporting from Ethiopia and Kenya at www.clpmag.org.
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