A village on the west coast of Madagascar. It’s July 7th, 2011. It’s a Friday, around 10:30am. Not a time when there is usually a lot of people at the fountain, and yet, the dry season has started, but there should still be water. Once again, there must be a problem with the filter or the pipes. A man from the village will have to go and fix whatever the problem is. In the meanwhile, there is only one fountain out of five working, for a village counting a little over 2,000 inhabitants. It would probably take me around 2 hours, in 2 or 3 passages, to fetch the 40 to 60 liters of water I need for the day. With the dry season and the water running low, thus a smaller flow, thus the wait, one is only allowed to fetch 2 buckets of 15 liters maximum at a time or one Jerican of 20 liters. At this rate, I prefer walking to one of the streams, even if the water isn’t as clean. It only takes me a little over one hour, at the most, to fetch my 60 liters of water.