At the Well
Girls at Kankaren Kachi well, outside a small village in rural Niger. A sight familiar across Africa, young girls like these work for hours each day hauling water from wells and carrying it back to their homes for drinking, washing and watering animals. This can consume anywhere from a couple to six hours or more a day. This well is over 50 metres (150 feet) deep- back-breaking work! But they were still happy to stop and chat to us as we passed by. For them this is just normal.
Photo by Powder Monkey, Niamey, NIGER.