This is Akondol, the man who was responsible for treating local wells and cisterns with chlorine tablets.
Kids in the village of Ait Toumert, along with Carolyn Cromer, who was the other volunteer in the region, a few hours’ hike from Steve’s village.
Water is life. Typical landscape in the High Atlas, with fields and homes along a stream, and arid mountains beyond. This was the valley of Ouzighimpt, which was about a six hour hike from the end of the road.
Family in Ouzighimpt, showing off their bling.
Working the fields with a wooden plow.
Sowing grain in a freshly plowed field.
About to sit down for a pot of tea on the terrace
Inspecting the pit for the latrine project. If the homeowner dug a sufficiently wide and deep pit, then we bought the next round of supplies.
Unloading supplies for the latrine project.
Rooftop tea break.
A family that put up Steve on an iodine distribution drive. He routinely stayed with complete strangers. Here’s the chicken that was served up.
Goiters are a common malady in the High Atlas, where there is no natural source of iodine. Photo taken on an iodine distribution drive.
Lesson in school, featuring Steve’s water hygiene teaching setup. Diarrhea is the top cause of child mortality. It can be prevented by adding a drop of widely-available bleach to a liter of water.
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