Do you like drinking water? the Maasai water?

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The village has possibility of water catchment nearby, but how can the poor nomadic Maasai approach that? It’s very dust in the middle of nowhere…the vast land of Maasai in Tanzania. The water problem in Africa is perhaps the continuity social toucher among the societies. Its very acute and complex among the rural dwellers. As we are now facing the global warming, this is gong to be probably more striking death toll. My travel around Tanzania in June last year has the remarkable changes of weather and its effects. I have been shocked as even wildlife now are facing difficulty.
Water stress has kept Maasai tribes in Tanzania to continue living their nomadic life which has the greatest impact on their development. There has been rising of awareness about water problems in Tanzania but the solution hasn’t been to some places where I have been passing during my adventure travel.
However the government can say they are doing great work asking Maasai to stop their nomadic life and living in bushes .Their ancient home where they have been living since their grandparent’s times. Traveling across Maasai village in Tanzania you will notice how the area is totally dry. The young boys, girls, women and old mans are waiting along the road for tourists cars to begg them water for drinking. Its really frustrating and exosting task for them but there is no way to escape that. Living at the foothill of mountain Kilimanjaro, I have never seen anybody begging for water. We have plentiful of water…clean water. Water enough for both of us and animals. In this cases its difficult for most of people here to know if we ever have people with water problems.
The Maasai! They have to walk over hundred Kilometer every day to go for water. It’s the job mostly performed by the women. They need to wake up early morning to avoid the hot weather and dehydration. Walking hundreds kilometer for contaminated water is still unclear to somebody mind but for Maasai it’s the way of surviving. The contaminated water with animal feces, mosquito eggs is pretty disgusting. The answer why all this happening was because, there is no any alternative..and they have been drinking this water. This is an answer from the Maasai warrior as he is immune, but what about the young kids? Waterborne diseases has the result of contaminated water has a remarkable impact on a Maasai child. The death is inevitable and women’s struggle to protect their babies has less impact.
After the years of seeing the struggles of Maasai and water, I and my friends from Norway we planned to stay at one of the village at the foothill of volcanic mountain in Tanzania. We were well prepared with enough water for a month stay.
The day I decided to drive my land cruiser to see if I could find clean water to supply for entire village, about 200km around in the bush still we had no sign of clean water stream. The water quality is still a big problem among the Maasai and cause severe death among the tribes. We collected enough data during our stay and only thing I have decided to do is to seek people around the globe who can supply water purification till we get solution on drilling the water enough for the village.
Do you like drinking water?
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milking camel can serve stilling c…
milking camel can serve stilling …
its time for cows to drink now
its time for cows to drink now
arriving at the village
arriving at the village
time to bring goats home
time to bring goats home
women does milking job in maasai t…
women does milking job in maasai …
a morning walk to water hole....3 …
a morning walk to water hole....3…
here we are....
here we are....
are we going to drink this water?
are we going to drink this water?
Oh, No!
Oh, No!
yes...at least we arrived early an…
yes...at least we arrived early a…
the team helping to carry water
the team helping to carry water
African women carry on head when i…
African women carry on head when …
its not easy balancing bucket with…
its not easy balancing bucket wit…
breakfast is rewarded after great …
breakfast is rewarded after great…
this family had 23kids with 4 wive…
this family had 23kids with 4 wiv…
my great work to keep young maasai…
my great work to keep young maasa…
caring was another job of the team
caring was another job of the team
we had 3 meetings every week...jus…
we had 3 meetings every week...ju…
its mixed feelings, confusing, str…
its mixed feelings, confusing, st…
baby sitting was allowed...a lady …
baby sitting was allowed...a lady…
a man of the family expressing his…
a man of the family expressing hi…
from the tent view
from the tent view
evening at the village..we stayed …
evening at the village..we stayed…
this toilet serves about 100 peopl…
this toilet serves about 100 peop…
a day off to search water catchmen…
a day off to search water catchme…
searching for water day...was divi…
searching for water day...was div…
this is Moshi round about with the…
this is Moshi round about with th…
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