Marie Michael Library
Water of Ayole
Guinea worm contamination of water supplies has led to high rates of illness and death in many regions. This film, set in Togo, West Africa, describes efforts to bring clean water to communities. Initial attempts to bring in wells and pumps failed due to lack of educational and technical support. When the pumps broke, no one could fix them, nor did they have the money to buy parts. Fed up with the situation, community women organized to find a solution. This activism has not only solved the water problems but has given the communities the initiative to work together to develop other projects.