Walking in Fear

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Mutinta Chiseko from World Vision Zambia talks about 11-year-old Nivesh's struggle to get clean water.

Nivesh lives in Simwami, southern Zambia, is afraid of fetching water — a chore she undertakes at least three times a day.

“I fear when I’m alone,” she says. “There are people who will kill you if they find you alone. Then they remove your parts. I’m thinking about this the whole time.”

Her widowed mother, Meloda Simuzingili, 46, now raises five children on her own. She says Nivesh’s worries are well-founded. “As a woman, I fear to fetch water,” she says. “I fear to walk alone.”

But in this community, there is no borehole, so mothers and children have to get dirty water from small streams — shared with pigs, goats, and cattle — to survive.

Join World Vision’s Global 6K for Water to bring clean water to children like Nivesh.

Video©2017 World Vision

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