(INSIDE EDITION) We don't always appreciate having clean water when we turn on the faucet, but more than 650 million people around the world are living without access to safe water.
Bebe Razafy, who is around 76 years old, has never had clean water in her village of Lovasoa, Madagascar. She was recently given the honor of being the first person to turn the faucet and collect water from the new water point that WaterAid helped the community install.
As she placed a bucket under the faucet, the entire village watched in anticipation to see the clear stream of water for the first time. Music began to play throughout the village as the elderly woman began to rejoice with a dance.
The gravity-fed system will give 390 people in the community access to safe and clean water.
Bebe reacted to the arrival to clean water by saying: “I don’t have anything else to say apart from thank you so much because I'm so happy!”
WaterAid helps the world’s poorest communities across 37 countries get access to safe water, toilets and hygiene. If you’d like to learn more about WaterAid, click here.
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