The schoolyard of the International School in Espoo is filled with a sea of red collector vests. Over 170 middle school students have gathered wearing Red Cross attire to participate in the Hunger Day Walk.
Lack of access to water and sanitation and poor hygiene is one of the principal causes of death and disease worldwide. It also leads to loss of productivity and forms a major barrier to development. This video tells a story of two women: Sissylia Mhaka and Barbra Kurado who live in the rural areas of Zimbabwe, where over 30% of the population don't have access to safe water and over 50% are living without proper sanitation.
The Red Cross water & sanitation project in Mt Darwin area completed in 2010. The second water & sanitation project is focusing upon the rural population of Chivi.The project is funded by the contributions of the European Union - ACP- EU water facility third call, Finnish Red Cross and British Red Cross.
Interviews: Ombretta Baggio (IFRC)
Camera, sound & post production: Tatu Blomqvist & Jarkko Mikkonen
Music: Niklas Aman (www.niklasaman.com)