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 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.
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.
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.
A boy thrilled to have a place to go!
Another newly constructed latrine. Sure beats going in the fields!
Signing off on another latrine.
Another happy kid, showing how it’s done.
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