Clean Water at Home

This morning was very different for Dirushan, 7, and his friends Suganya and Abhishan. They no longer have to walk to collect water for their families, thanks to a joint project by AusAID and Word Vision.

“Every morning before going to school I used to go with my aunt to collect water. A lot of children would come too – mostly girls. Then there are elders and even very old people sometimes come with pots to collect water,” says Dirushan. “I used to go after school also, although sometimes I would feel too tired.”

“But now we have clean water at home and I am so happy,” he smiles.