ARTIST: CHIMWEMWE BRIAN F MHONE
COUNTRY: MALAWI
MATERIALS USED: PENCIL, RUBBER, CRAYONS, CHARCOAL, RULER and PENTEL PENS

In our local societies culturally, the sources of water are like boreholes, wells and communal taps due to the poverty situation. Due to a few boreholes in the community women make a cue in order to access water, for example, 10 to 15 women at a time. In the illustration, women are at cue at the village borehole.

Due to the current pandemic, COVID-19, villagers have agreed to put a handwashing facility at the borehole as one way of preventing COVID-19. The poster has also been pinned on the tree as a reminder to everyone who wants to use the borehole to wash hands before touching the borehole handle. At the borehole, the handle can transmit Coronavirus because everyone who would like to pump water will hold the handle.

COVID-19 has really affected the entire community economically, culturally and even spiritually. Culturally, people are used to staying together, chatting together, playing local games, harvesting crops and during the cultural celebrations but due to COVID-19, the societies are encouraged to observe the social distance.