The provision of basic necessities like clean drinking water and fuel for cooking are time-consuming daily chores for many in Africa.
Often people must travel long distances to fetch water from communal water points or gather wood in the bush, or in dry river beds in arid areas where the only trees grow.
Look at the women carrying water - I would probably collapse after about ten meters with one of those containers on my head.
Running water in my house is something I take for granted and I've felt afraid and insecure when I've had problems with the bore hole on the smallholding and been without water for a few days.
I was going to do a post today on elephants but changed my mind after reading this post by Canadian blogger Joyful
My apologies for the poor picture quality, some of them were snapped from a moving car.