But these weren’t the only dangers the sisters were exposed to. The water they collected was dirty and contaminated, and on numerous occasions, they fell sick.
"The doctors told us not to drink the dirty water anymore, but we told them we had no choice," explained Reina.
Reina and her sister spent five years making the same difficult journey. It was a hard time for the family, often washing their clothes in a community far from their home. Sometimes they went thirsty to avoid falling sick from the contaminated water.
During her daily walks, Reina dreamed of and prayed for clean water in her house to drink and use for washing. Over the many years, she never lost hope.
Thanks to supporters like you, a water project was set up in Reina’s community bringing fresh, clean water to families’ homes.