Gallery of the Atlas Mountains – 2

Walnuts are a local cash crop. A common scene is a family gathered around a pile of nuts, cracking them for the market.

Walnuts are a local cash crop. A common scene is a family gathered around a pile of nuts, cracking them for the market.

This is the leader (moqaddem) of a village who hosted a vaccination drive.

This is the leader (moqaddem) of a village who hosted a vaccination drive.

This is Steve’s on-the-go water treatment lesson kit. Fully collapsible, it features a running river with a mule ("Mr. Messy Mule") that does his business in the water, a herd of sheep trotting through, a woman washing her family’s clothes, and finally a woman gathering water. The lesson: you need to treat the water for drinking, using a drop of bleach per liter of water.

This is Steve’s on-the-go water treatment lesson kit. Fully collapsible, it features a running river with a mule (“Mr. Messy Mule”) that does his business in the water, a herd of sheep trotting through, a woman washing her family’s clothes, and finally a woman gathering water. The lesson: you need to treat the water for drinking, using a drop of bleach per liter of water.

Steve’s house. No electricity or running water. The Peace Corps bike was a hit with the locals.

Steve’s house. No electricity or running water. The Peace Corps bike was a hit with the locals.

Inside Steve’s place, with a pot of tea, a tajine on the stove, and pictures from home.

Inside Steve’s place, with a pot of tea, a tajine on the stove, and pictures from home.

Typical High Atlas landscape, with fields below, villages on the hill, surrounded by beautiful mountains and sky.

Typical High Atlas landscape, with fields below, villages on the hill, surrounded by beautiful mountains and sky.

Photo from a UNICEF-backed matching funds program for latrines. After the locals dug a pit, an initial round of supplies was provided. After the home owners purchased some supplies themselves and did all the construction, then a roof was purchased and delivered. The key is to instill ownership in these projects for long-term success.

Photo from a UNICEF-backed matching funds program for latrines. After the locals dug a pit, an initial round of supplies was provided. After the home owners purchased some supplies themselves and did all the construction, then a roof was purchased and delivered. The key is to instill ownership in these projects for long-term success.

Sign-off on a newly constructed latrine.

Sign-off on a newly constructed latrine.

A boy thrilled to have a place to go!

A boy thrilled to have a place to go!

Another newly constructed latrine. Sure beats going in the fields!

Another newly constructed latrine. Sure beats going in the fields!

Signing off on another latrine.

Signing off on another latrine.

Another happy kid, showing how it’s done.

Another happy kid, showing how it’s done.

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