The kiosks are operated by women. This not only give the women concerned a viable business with which they can help support their families, but they make it possible for the young girls in the community (traditionally the ones assigned to get water) to attend school and receive an education instead of having to spent as much as eight hours a day walking miles over to Lake Naivasa to get water, the hike back home again carrying heavy jugs.
Now they can walk a hundred metres or so down to their neighbourhood kiosk, buy the water and continue on with their day. It was a delightful assignment in which portraiture was to be a key component. The African midday light was harsh but the faces were beautiful.