Water photopack images and Zimi’s story. Profile Name: Zimisozettu, or ‘Zimi’ as she likes to be called! Age: 10 years old Where I live: A village in Hwange, Zimbabwe Family: I live with my Auntie and my brother, as well as two cousins. Zimbabwe.
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Name: Zimisozettu, or ‘Zimi’ as she likes to be called!
Age: 10 years old
Where I live: A village in Hwange, Zimbabwe
Family: I live with my Auntie and my brother, as well as two cousins.
Zimi lives in Zimbabwe, a beautiful country in Africa. Getting clean water is a big problem in some parts of Zimbabwe, because the government cannot afford to repair and look after the water pipes.
Water is like a gift from God. We don’t ever waste water, we look after every drop.
She is thankful for the borehole nearby.
When the borehole broke down, there was no money to fix it. Zimi had to walk 2-3 hours a day to collect water.
Water is very precious in life because without water you cannot survive
Now the boreholes are working I have time to do things I like. Before, I spent most of my spare time fetching water but now I can do fun stuff too.
Even at school, Zimi has to collect water...
I get small amounts of water from the borehole near school so that I can drink and wash my hands when I am at school.
Water should be shared by all the people on earth. It is good to share water. Water is not something one person should own, it is for everybody to share.
When I am older I would like a tap and a toilet inside my house. If I have water and a toilet in my house I won’t get attacked. It is scary going to get water because you are afraid of people attacking you.
Illustrations: Per José Karlen