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...

14 Comments

  1. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    Oh yes, I will enjoy this album :D

  2. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    amazing album, can't wait to see the next ones!!! Africa is so nice on film :)

  3. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great great album :D

  4. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Perfect social development programme. Makes me thankful to God that I never get a lack of water supply. Actually there are also a lot of hidden region in my country Indonesia who need clean water supply especially at the dry season. Unfortunately corrupt local bureaucracy eat the money for the clean water supply T_T

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    super 1. BF Album! :))

  6. purepaty
    purepaty ·

    amazing photo!

  7. ropi
    ropi ·

    it happens the same here in Argentina @hervinsyah ...

  8. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @ropi : what a small world

  9. theoclunk
    theoclunk ·

    sweet album

  10. waggrad00
    waggrad00 ·

    I love this album!!

  11. gheinz
    gheinz ·

    Fantastic job. Thanks a lot !

  12. achmad-magabutz
    achmad-magabutz ·

    this picture seems like the cover of magazine, love it!!!

  13. mapix
    mapix ·

    klasse Serie!!

  14. grazie
    grazie ·

    great album Willie!