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Magic water, Healing water hot springs. "My name is Martin. After the genocide I started keeping this place clean. It used to be a place for slaughtering chicken, goats and pig. The hot water helped us remove the hair and clean the slaughtered animals.
The mayor told me to keep the place clean and that if I did people would donate small money to me.I’ve been keeping it clean and getting something from people ever since.
People believe that the waters are magic and medicine. If people have pain on the knee or in muscles they come and get massage.
If I have a pain I come in the morning and treat myself and then I am fine for the day. The waters work. Look I am 92 years old.
Because of this water I am still fit. Look at my new daughter, she is 4 years old. See the water keeps me fresh! I can still produce children." said Martin the caretaker as others bathed and sought treatment in the hotspirngs near Gisenyi, Rwanda on lake Kivu. Photo by Brendan Bannon March 5, 2014