“There was no way out”

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Mary Peter lives in rural southeast Kenya with her three children.
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Mary in front of the self-help group's barren farmland in 2012.

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The self-help group's vegetable plot in 2013, irrigated with water from their two sand dams.

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Members of the Wendano wa Kithyululu self-help group working on their vegetable plot.

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It takes me many hours, three to four hours, to collect water from the river depending on my walking speed. It is really very far. I collect water for my family, my three children and I. I can only go one trip to the river daily. I cannot manage to go for more trips.

Mary Peter, Wendano wa Kithyululu self-help group

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