For 44 years, Felis spent 5 hours every day collecting water. But when Red Cross came to install a gravity-fed water system, Felis’ life changed forever.
Felis helped construct the water system along with others in her village. It took three years to complete and it was hard work, but now they have clean, running water right at their doorstop. It now takes two minutes to get clean water.
Felis’ family can grow vegetables, selling them at the markets to help pay for school supplies. And the health problems they once endured from unclean water – the recurring stomach aches, diarrhea and respiratory infections – have completely disappeared.