Future of the Environment

Poor people are having to pay more for clean water

Moussa, a Koran student, called a talibe, from Futa, carries a bucket of water to take a shower at Maison de la Gare, an organisation that helps talibe street children reintegrate into society, in Saint-Louis, Senegal, February 7, 2019. "My parents know that I'm begging to take money back to the marabout (Koranic teacher) but they don't do anything. I don't like to beg but I'm forced. I'm being beaten up if I don't take money back," Moussa said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra    SEARCH "TALIBE BENSEMRA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RC110AD9CD70

Why the poor pay more. Image: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Megan Rowling
Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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