Lorraine Kakaza is a resident of Carolina, a small South African town near the border with Swaziland. In the UN Women series “From where I stand” she spoke in a series of podcasts about the impacts of local mining on her life as a woman, farmer, and community member. She highlights the difficulty of accessing clean water for irrigation, cooking, and bathing, as well as the links between gender, extractive industries, and universal access to clean water. Photo credit: UN Women/Helen Sullivan