from Gashubi Village.

Blog Home | | from the field

Wherever we travel, we see and smell the stagnant water that people must resort to drinking because they have no access to safe water. Sometimes it’s stagnant swamps, which are breeding grounds for malaria-infested mosquitoes. Other times, it’s small muddy pools at the bottom of trenches, shared by cows and other animals.

In this case, it was a brownish pond where fishermen would catch and clean their fish and eels.

The village here now uses a charity: water well for their water. But more than three million in Rwanda still don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water.

This video was posted with our Photo of the Day here. Follow us on Twitter to see a new photo every day.

Water-related news Previous water news roundup: oil + rescued + sharing the Nile Blog Home Next Our Creative Director on shattering boxes.