Sumba, located in Nusa Tenggara, Timor is one of the poorest islands in Indonesia. The problems that the people of Sumba face have lead to an unending cycle of poverty that has not improved in over twenty years except in small enclaves.
The key to breaking this cycle is water. For many people the day revolves around obtaining enough water to survive, and starts with a walk of up to 5km to fill one bucket and then return. This is a daily routine during the dry season and even in the wet season, there are no effective systems to store water.