Africa photography

pumping water

pumping water

This lady thought it was hilarious that I was taking a photo of her pumping water. What was just a daily chore to her was a foreign concept to me. Water is such a precious commodity that is so easily taken for granted. I can’t imagine having to pump it daily and then carry it home on my head. Can you?

filling jerry cans

water on the head

Linking up with Communal Global for Sneak Peeks Around The World.

I went to Uganda to capture the stories through photography of what God is doing there through Adonai Partners.

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    August 28, 2012 at 6:10 am

    If followed your journey with some interesst for a while now. I remember having to pump water at my grandparents, they only had running water in the house, but would use an old well to water the livestock (not much just a bit of this and a bit of that) – the neighbours who had a lot of cattle would walk them two times a day to the village well to drink there – but that all changed some years back.

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    August 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Great documentation and reminder of how easy it is in our parts of the world.

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    August 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    When I lived in Bolivia kids used to come to our house begging for water. There wasn't a public place for them to get water. Tiny kids dragging heavy water containers just like the ones in your picture. Heartbreaking – all the more because houses around ours turned them down.

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    Suz and Allan
    August 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    These are great pictures. I can't even imagine the normal tasks these women do each day that I wouldn't even think about having to do just in order to have water and be able to do things around their home.

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    Jade @ Tasting Grace
    August 29, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Those ladies are hard core! Thanks for sharing a piece of their world with us.

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I can not imagine either. Amazing.

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    August 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Love her smile as she pumps! It is such a different world.

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