First, imagine that you can change a child's life, for good.
For 14-year-old Isata, life changed forever when clean water flowed in her Sierra Leone village for the first time.
Her mother, Aminata, was doing all she could to make ends meet so that her daughter could go to school, but the school fees were beyond her financial means.
“I collected palm kernels under the palm trees and used them to produce and sell oil,” Aminata says. “We lived from one day to the next. That made me very sad.”
Aminata borrowed money to pay for Isata’s schooling. “In her old uniform and tired of daily chores like fetching water and not getting enough sleep because of hunger, Isata was in school but couldn’t concentrate well.”