The women in the village have a hard life, they wake at 5 a.m. to sweep the house and yard, they have to fetch water, wash dishes, crush millet by hand between the two stones to make porridge in the morning and prepare the meal at noon for the children who come back from school. Crushing cereals is painful and yields only small quantities of flour. The process has to be repeated in the evening after a day working in the fields. The alternative is for the women to walk 7 km to reach the centre of Dourum where there is a grain mill. The first mill has been delivered and is operating successfully to make flour. This is having a positive impact on the lives of these women. Please see the pictures below.