I talked with women while they washed dishes, washed clothes, and made tortillas. Every activity required water. Each day we talked about how much easier life would be if they didn’t have to go down to the river to fetch water, which was about two kilometers away at the bottom of the dunes. The women walked down to do laundry or, in the dry season, to collect water. They would then walk back up a very steep hill with a “cantaro,” a large urn.