The women, with the help of the kids, manage all of the water.  Some walk far to get to the well. Some hike down steep inclines. Getting there is one thing. It’s walking back, with five gallons of water on your head that’s the hard part. Five gallons, that’s forty pounds sloshing around up there. They fetch water not just once or twice. Some go six times a day.  A doctor told me one of the biggest complaints is backaches.  With fetching water, hoeing, sweeping and all their other chores, it’s no wonder!


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