Musawu balances 20 litres of water on her head with great agility. The water must be about half the 10 year old girl’s weight. It’s Monday morning in Bukwa Mulumba, a town in Kasai Central in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Musawu still has to make the 2.5 km trip from her home to the water point and back two times more today. “When there is enough water at home, then my mother lets me go to sch...ool. Tomorrow I will be able to go to school,” she says.
Water is the major problem for the 82,000 residents of Bakwa Mulumba. There one source of water, a pump dating back to the colonial era, has stopped working for almost two decades. Caritas Congo is urging for funds to purchase a pump to supply water, for replacement of piping and construction of tanks and water points.
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