There are a couple wells in the community, but they are very shallow and dry up during the summer months causing long lines and disturbances due to people having to wait to collect water from the one working well. People cannot collect enough water for their families. Dehydration symptoms are high during the summer months putting young children at increased risk of death. Water borne illness such as dysentery, skin issues, Helicobacter Pyloriand, vomiting, and Typhoid are concerns due to using hand dug wells that are unsafe water sources.
People are desperate for water. They are trying to dig their own well, but the water is deep. The holes are caving in on people. One person tells of her father being crippled due to attempting to dig their own well. Some community members have died trying.