The air in the Kenyan village of Miomponi, Tharaka County, smells of dust—loose, thin dirt that rises at the slightest breeze. It carries with it dried leaves and tiny pieces of paper, leaving hair, and clothes covered with a film of brown powder.
Cows, goats, and donkeys make their way to a small stream. Women wash clothes at the riverbank, as children take a baths in the stream. The contaminated water gently flows downstream.
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