This is Anã’s micropurification system. They fortunately received it in a lottery with 4 other Amazonian communities out of 64. Since it was installed in September 2005, infant and elderly mortality rates have been dramatically reduced.
Throughout the village, there are two types of houses. The one pictured here is made by the locals. The other type are cement houses with metal shutters that were built as part of a government program.
The main mode of transportation around Anã is by bike. There are only three motorcycles in the village and no cars.
Here is a row of government built homes that dot the soccer field. In the background, the Amazon is sprouting up behind them.
A lone canoe rests under the hot Amazonian sun.
This desolate cemetery now houses the original members of the Anã community.
Bibiano is the keeper of the water pump. Every day he turns on the pump and distributes filtered water to the village of Anã using a generator.
The villagers of Anã have mastered their skills in fish food production finding the perfect balance between naturally grown ingredients to aid the growth of the fish in their farm.
Antonio shows us the fish food press at the factory. Once pressed, they will cook the ground mixture on an open range before feeding it to the fish.
One of the many soccer fields in Anã. Look for us Saturday as we rematch! United States against Brasil!
José Gogiñho building a boat on the beach. They use cotton to fill the crevices between the boats. Every 2 months they need to replace the cotton to keep the boats afloat.