The Wider Image: The Indian children who take a train to collect water
Siddharth's mother Jyoti Dhage holds her four month old daughter Akansha as she watches her neighbour Gaurav Ganesh, 13, as he helps fill the containers with water at Aurangabad railway station, India, July 18, 2019. As their classmates set off to play after school each day, nine-year-old Sakshi Garud and her neighbour Siddharth Dhage, 10, are among a small group of children who take a 9 mile (14 km) return train journey from their village in India to fetch water.
Their families are some of the poorest in the hamlet of Mukundwadi, in the western state of Maharashtra, a village that has suffered back-to-back droughts. "I'm careful, but sometimes pitchers fall off the door in the melee and our work is wasted," she said. "I can't leave my daughter at home alone so I have to take her along." REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas