Brazilian Communities Find Ways to Live in Semiarid Environment

Inter Press Service: No longer is the image of women trudging through fields carrying heavy water vessels on their heads just a "quaint" scene of Brazil's semiarid northeast, for outsiders. In many parts of this impoverished region, it's also an increasingly rare sight for the locals, as it gradually becomes a thing of the past, thanks to a simple initiative that is spreading to other countries: the harvesting and storing of rainwater. "Women used to have to walk six or eight kilometres carrying 20 ......

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