At 13 years old, Perlette already knows that drinking dirty water makes you sick. She knows from experience. But this little girl from Madagascar isn’t letting illness put her off her dreams of becoming a doctor.
"When I am older I want to be a doctor and treat all the sick children in Madagascar."
Perlette already loves school – she describes it as “the only way to be clever” – but she’s also been missing classes because of illnesses caused by drinking dirty water. ... All children deserve access to clean and safe water and hygienic sanitation. They do not deserve to get sick because of a lack of these things. All children deserve to go to school, and they have a right to clean water when they are there.