Pictures Of Melinda Gates, Wife Of World’s Richest Man Carrying Water On Her Head In Malawi

Wife of world's richest man Belinda gates joins Malawian women in fetching water at a local borehole with plastic containers then carried then water on their heads

melinda gates water malawiMELINDA Gates has stepped up her campaign to provide portable water across Africa by joining local women in Malawi to visit their local borehole and fetch water in plastic containers carried on their heads.

Belinda, 50, is the wife of Bill Gates, the world’s richest man and the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Founded in 2000, the foundation is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world and its primary aims are to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty globally.

Currently in Malawi to promote the work of her foundation, Ms Gates decided to join local women to fetch water for domestic use during her time there. She fetched the water from the local tap and carried it on her head, in typical African style, like the other local women.

Ms Gates said: “During my stay in Malawi, I joined the women collecting drinking water. I carried 20 litres and it was tough but many women do this every day.”

Among its many functions, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been supporting water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in developing countries, as part of its Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Portfolio in the Global Development Division. In mid 2011 it announced a Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Strategy Overview, focusing primarily on sanitation and less on water and hygiene.

According to the foundation, it would henceforth be focusing its attention in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia because the access to improved sanitation is lowest in those regions. Since them, its focus areas have been sanitation science and technology, delivery models at scale and policy and advocacy.

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