from the field: a pit stop in rural Burundi.

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On our way back to Bujumbura, we passed a river the color of an iced latte — and a group of kids walking to it with water cans. We pulled over to catch up with them.

We met Manuel, Francine and Kesto (below) among dozens of kids who come here every day. They use this water to wash their clothes and dishes. They also drink it.

charity: water plans to change this by funding clean water projects in Burundi this year.

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