Karim Diarra, in charge of the work for the well repair project, next to the newly repaired well near my house.
Sending someone down the well to fish out the debris that fell down during the repair process. I was really freaked out, but it turned out that the water was shallow enough that he could stand in it.
The hunters' association at the inauguration of the new mayor.
Me with my host father (left) and the chief of the village the the mayoral inauguration.
Daouda, one of the masons (sitting in front), getting ready to repair wells
Breaking off the old top of the well.
The well next to my house, almost completed.
Materials for the well project.
I got my hair braided!
My friend Salimata, grilling peanuts to make peanut butter, and her daughter Naminata.
Making tea outside of the school (polling place) on election day (April 26).
Checking voters' names against the register. The ink pad there is how they vote since most people are illiterate. The person puts their fingerprint next to the logo for the party they want to vote for (they go behind a curtain first).
And unfortunately the pictures are all out of order because that's how blogger does it. Grr.