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the maize pot

the trip to Terakeka was quick - we came in one evening, were set to leave the next morning, so i woke up before sunrise & walked down to the Nile to shoot some refugee life.


as i was wrapping up, a man - which is odd, because this is typically woman's work in Sudan - came down to the river with his pot of dry maize flour, waded out to his knees and then submerged it. this would be the water he used to cook for his family.


the White nile isn't water you'd typically want to do this with. in fact, the WiB Sudan field director - a Sudanese man - advised me not to even get my feet wet.


thankfully, Water is Basic has drilled a well (WiB #96 @ N 05'26.169" E 31'44.370") on the land given to the refugees and has three more slated for later this year.


image by Trey Hill

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Taken on November 10, 2009