"Hundreds of children die each year from contaminated water. For 15 years we've struggled to find a way to bring clean water to our village. We prayed very hard for an answer."
Luputa is a remote outpost teeming with 214,000 people. Most are subsistence farmers. There are few commercial buildings and scant municipal services — only a sprawling marketplace where people gather to sell what food, textiles and merchandise they can.
Most houses in Luputa measure about 16-feet by 16-feet. Made with mud brick and thatched roofs, they provide basic shelter for an average family of seven. Few possessions are inside — a small table to prepare food, a few cooking pots.