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Several families in my neighborhood do not have access to drinking water at their homes. They need to go to the public fountain to fetch some.

This is how the Fokontany organizes it. The fountain is open the whole week from 6 a.m. to noon; then from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the first week of the month, the citizens have to pay 10Ariary per bucket of water. The other weeks are free.

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Some women and young girls work for some families so they fetch water for these homes. They fetch a bucket of water for 60Ariary. A family needs around 10 to 15 buckets of water per day. Liva (the girl on the pic above) fetches water for 3 families everyday. Apart from that, she is also a copper.

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Look at those buckets queueing at the fountain.

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I wouldn’t like being after that one.

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Look at the cute kids helping their parents.