Photographer's Note

This photo was taken going down from the Dorze highlands into the city of Arba Minch in Ethiopia. Below you can see lakes Abaya and lake Chamo.

HOwever while the landscape is really breathtaking, these poor women are unable to enjoy it as they are too busy doing their daily chores of colecting firewood or water.

This is a common sight throughout the third world. One thing that comes to mind is why is it that men do not do such tasks, everywhere you go it seems to be women the ones doing this sort of thing.

I saw in a magazine something about an inteligent design contest for the poor and the winner was a wheel formed container to carry water which would allow people to roll the water rather than carry it.

Just having a solar cell allowing families to cook, would both save forests as well as free up a lot of time thus improving living standards for the poorest.

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Additional Photos by daniel barreto (rbcy1974) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2354 W: 147 N: 3406] (20758)
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