In Zimbabwe, dirty water and poor hygiene knowledge put communities at risk of fatal diseases such as cholera. Young children are among the most vulnerable.
But in the province of Masvingo, a project run by the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society is helping keep people safe and healthy. It is installing or fixing 400 public water pumps, and setting up committees to help local people manage and maintain them.
The four-year project, which is supported by the British Red Cross, is also set to give 36,000 people access to latrines and 100,000 people vital hygiene information. This will encourage handwashing and other behaviour that prevents the spread of diseases. More