For millions of people around the globe, water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved. Still, in 2015, 663 million people are using unsafe drinking water.
(Foreground) Fouré Moussa collects the 80 litres of water her family uses daily from a borehole two kilometres from her home, in the Niger. To avoid long queues at the water source, she goes at night. The walk takes 30 minutes each way, and once there, it takes 15 minutes to fill a container.
“The water was really bad. … We were supposed to add chemicals to clean it, but we are so poor we couldn’t afford it,” she said.
“When water was so far away, we couldn’t carry a lot, so we never had enough water,” he said.
“The most important thing in my life and my home is water. Without it we don’t have life,” said Ms. Esteban.