Saturday, October 2, 2010

Donations--Wells (3)

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1) Broguhe_Well01.jpg
The chief's wife demonstrates how to get water from the well. It turned out to be 90 feet deep, so the water is used for drinking while the old well's water is used for cleaning. This water is very clear and good tasting. Broguhe, Côte d'Ivoire, 2009.

2) Broguhe_Well04.jpg
It took about 2 weeks to dig down 90 feet. Well diggers are typically Dioula, Muslims from North Côte d'Ivoire. They dig using a short-handled pick and a single plastic bucket. They make the cement bricks right on site, and the bricks rest on dirt shelves. The well-digger raises and lowers himself by digging little holes in the sides of the well. Broguhe, Côte d'Ivoire, 2009.

3) Djahakro_Puits.jpg
New well in Djahakro.
Djahakro, Côte d'Ivoire, 2010.

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