Twelve-year-old Thandolwayo walks seven kilometres daily, on a route inhabited by crocodiles, to collect contaminated water for her family. Born in Zimbabwe, Thandolwayo attends a local school which has just 35 students and thought her dreams of becoming a nurse would be impossible to realise.
This was until aid organisation Caritas Hwange helped Thandolwayo’s village install solar-powered pumps to draw the water up from the river, as well as two 10,000 litre storage tanks. Thanks to this support, water is now on tap in the village, benefitting its 500 residents - and Thandolwayo can concentrate on her education. Read more here.