How much does access to clean, safe water matter to a rural family in Africa? In honor of World Water Day, March 22, we share this story of success from Mozambique, written by World Vision’s Belis Matabire, who has worked with our water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in Southern Africa for the past 12 years. * * * Lito’s mother, Olinda Cochieque, knocks on his door. Stirring from sleep, Lito Eduardo, 12, abandons the warmth of his blankets and walks 2.5 miles to fetch water from the river. He has no choice. If Lito does not help the family, his mother would only have time to collect enough water for cooking — not enough for bathing, too. Lito could have...
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