September 2007
Volume 49 Number 9
 

Water Projects: The Harm Caused by Well-Meaning Philanthropists
by Ned Breslin   Pages: 

I first met Dona Fatima while driving on a terrible road in northern Mozambique. My Mozambican water sector colleagues and I were always able to find water points in passing villages because we had to drive so slowly on the deeply rutted roads. Dona Fatima, a woman who appeared to be over 50 years old but could easily have been much younger, was crying next to a broken hand pump.


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