Water is essential to life. And yet it could have kept Susan out of school for good.
“I remember feeling sick often. Stomach pains and diarrhea made it quite difficult to concentrate in class. [I]n one instance, I was so sick that my parents had to take me to the hospital,” says Susan, age 14.
Illness not only made her miss class, but put a financial strain on her family when they had to pay hospital fees.