WELL, THE - WATER VOICES FROM ETHIOPIA
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In the region of Oromia, Ethiopia, the water supply comes from centuries-old wells carved by hand from the rock and managed by the Borana, a seminomadic people, that allow self-organized, free access to the water to anyone needing it. During the dry season, every day the younger shepherds form long water bucket lines and the entire life of the community revolves around the management of the wells. Access to the wells is essential for the survival of the people and their animals. Thanks to the Borana’s community methods, free access to water has become a universal symbol of peace and serves as a reminder to the world that water is a common good.