the colour of water

I was lucky enough to join Vicuna, his brother Gérard and a bunch of wonderful people on a recent trip to Burkina Faso. This is the first album and an encounter of the Northern town of Nouna. Here, Gérard and his Partners, from the French city of Saint Priest and Germanys Mühlheim, are active in developing aid for more then ten years. One of the prime examples are these fountains, that can be easily used by spinning the wheel and which operate through a closed pipe-system, so the water can not be spoiled or infected through an open part. There is also a clever maintenance system. Villagers pay a small fee for using the fountains, like a flatrate pass. This money goes to technicians, who come from the village and who were educated to repair the fountains. Once a device breaks down, they are able to buy the needed parts and fix it...

5 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    is he the head of the village?

  2. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    @adi-totp, kind of Adi :) His name is Pascal Symboro and he is second mayor of Nouna. But while the first mayor is more to be found in the capital city Ouagadougou Pascal remains in charge of all the duties...

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Interesting stories

  4. waggrad00
    waggrad00 ·

    Portrait perfection!

  5. timolomo
    timolomo ·

    GREAT Album!!