It looks like hard work but it's not as hard as walking for an hour, filling from an open, dirty well and walking back another hour.
Oxfam funds a variety
of pumps for different environments: some need to be dug 20 metres deep
(all by hand, and the local workers/beneficiaries are usually paid with
food), some are modest treadle pumps which suck up water from nearby rivers
(see next page).
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