Infrastructure of Pygmy Villages
As I said in other places, the Pygmies of Gabon are more "westernized", ie have much more contact with the outside and therefore have gradually made progress in their quality of life and have lost some of the customs they have. We found that they were about to install a very simple system to have water in the village itself. This meant for them a Ghran advance, because from that point would no longer have to walk several miles each day to fetch water. It is a manual system but very functional and everyone was happy. Especially one of our colleagues who was the most knowledgeable of such inventions, were helping to install and it was a wonderful experience because you could see how much it meant to them in their faces, especially the young, who watched the strange lever.