CARE drilled and maintains this well in Iriba, Chad, where this child is on his way to gather clean water for his family.

The advent of the rainy season has increased the risk of water-borne diseases, including cholera. So far, 2,423 cases of cholera have been reported in Niger, and 71 of those people have died. Access to safe water and sanitation is crucial for preventing cholera from spreading across the Sahel. 

Photo: 2012 Brendan Bannon/CARE