14 Dec 2007

Kendu area

The town of Kendu Bay

Some houses have water tanks built next to them to collect rain water. Most of the tanks are sponsored by some or other agency or private person.

People come to the hospital to get water. Others carry water from rivers and streams for distances of 5 or 10 km. The water is dirty and full of all kinds of bacteria.

These saplings are grown at nurseries and planted to reforest dry areas.

There are plans to complete a bridge over this river. People drown here annually trying to cross over to the hospital in flood season.

There were twelve of us stuffed into this little 5-seater matatu. I shared the driver's seat so that he had to reach over me to shift the gears.

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