Mayowa, an actress, lives in a compound with three other families. Each family has a room and everyone shares the bathroom and kitchen space. She stays in one room with her daughter. "We want them to know that there’s no money, there’s no food. We have spent everything that we have; no more income,” she said in late April.
We don’t have tap water, so we have someone who fetches water for us. We pay 300 naira for 10 jerrycans. Sometimes, we get it twice a week. We keep the water in the containers outside.
“I’m very scared of that coronavirus. The hunger and the sickness. Everyone is broke: no food, no money. We don’t want to die.” — As the Covid19 pandemic continues to spread, safe access to clean water remains one of the most effective measures against transmission. But not everyone has water readily available to them. Spent a few days reporting and photographing on water access in Lagos with @danpaque for @washingtonpost.
At the time, Lagos was still in lockdown, it was very bittersweet to be able to make planned movements and hear how many were dealing with it. Many thanks @olivierclaurent.
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