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Waiting for Rain in Burkina Faso | by United Nations Photo
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Waiting for Rain in Burkina Faso

Many women in Burkina Faso are working hard to stop the encroaching desert. During the dry seasons for example, they prepare the ground pounding it and terracing it to control erosion and to catch the water when the rains finally come. Then they have good crop to sell in the towns for cash, which they use for their families and invest in other activities for their communities.

Photo ID 104502. 01/04/1986. Burkina Faso. UN Photo/John Isaac. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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Taken on November 30, 2005