Water bearer (Liberia)
In 2015, Africa has the worst global indicators for water, 32% of its inhabitants lack drinking water, which in any case, is not available to all the homes of such families as can access it. A high proportion of women must carry on going to fountains for drinking water.
Liberia has availability of drinking water similar to the average for all Africa (34%), but the availability of improved plumbing is much worse, as 83% of its inhabitants lack this, compared to the average for Africa which is 68%.
The Ashanti used figures as a counterweight for the gold dust with which they traded. These figures show scenes from daily life which are described in the proverbs of their rich oral tradition.
Photo, Miguel Ángel Otero