This is Mandikas, a small village situated in the beautiful town of Bara, khyber district in the north part of Pakistan. This town populates 1500 people who unfortunately do not have access to clean and hygienic drinking water and deal with the consequences of this daily. Their source of water mainly comes from open waters such as ponds or rivers.
These murky waters are shared with animals in the area and are often filled with rubbish, grime, and even deification from animals. Without a proper filtration system, the people of Bara are consuming this water filled with bacteria that is causing severe illness and deaths every day, many of which include vulnerable children whose bodies are not strong enough to deal with these fatal illness-causing bacterias.