Waslalan girl collects water from a nearby stream for her family to drink.
Young girl collects water for drinking from a stream near her family's home. Until the community has a water system, this is the water used for consumption.
Collecting drinking water - in Waslala, until families have access to a water system this is where they fetch drinking water.
Waslalan woman washes her families clothes in the river. Without a water system, this is the same water she will fetch for her family to drink.
Waslalan baby plays in the stream where her family fetches their drinking water.
Drinking water in Waslala until there is access to a water system
Mother and baby bathing in the nearby river which is the same place they need to fetch water to drink.
Washing clothes in the same river where she collects water for her family to drink.
After fetching water from the nearby stream, women and children carry heavy jugs of water up steep hills and over muddy trails back to their homes.
Getting around Waslala is always a challenge: Junior Gasparini, Program Director, and Denis Taleno, Water system technician, push the motorcycle through a river as part of the commute to a rural community.
Getting around Waslala is always a challenge! When we use the term "road" in Waslala, this is what we are referring to. Here vehicles stuck on one side of the mud transfer passengers to vehicles on the other side.
A peak at what "construction" looks like in Waslala. Remember, Waslala community residents volunteer months of free labor to construct the water systems to ensure that their families have access to clean drinking water.
A view of a rural Waslalan community.