I travel miles to draw water, sell to pay school fees

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Children are seen carrying water in different sizes of yellow cans on their bicycles and trucks, to raise money to pay for their school fees.

Despite the economy of the country, less privileged children has utilized the opportunity of scarcity of water in the city to source for their livelihood.

The city of Mbuji-Mayi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is facing a water shortage.

I travel miles to draw water, sell to pay school fees 1

In the capital of the province of Kasai Oriental, residents use the water of surrounding rivers or travel miles to draw water from the fountains.

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But children also sell water. They are recognized by their bicycles and yellow cans, containers in which they keep the precious commodity.

Their goal is to sell water to pay for their studies.

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