Domestic hygiene: river scene with washerwomen

Domestic hygiene: river scene with washerwomen
Washerwomen at the river Pungwe (Mozambique) © AEEH

Domestic hygiene: river scene with washerwomen

Washing clothes is an important domestic hygiene service always done by women, generally in groups, who go to rivers or streams, like the women gathered at the mouth of the river Pungwe in Beira, Mozambique.

They hang the clothes out to dry on bushes, and to whiten on the sand. The washing may require one or two whole days’ work.

In Mozambique, only 51 % of the total population, had access to improved drinking water sources, and only 21% to improved sanitation.