It is incredible to encounter an “Action Now” kind of person, Maldivian or otherwise on the local island communities in the Maldives. The particular individual who operates this industrial work yard on Dharavandhoo turned out to be just that kind of person.

In order to complete our mosquito control survey in Southern most part of the island, Sean and I needed to check all the potential mosquito breeding sites in the work yard. This tank, which was clearly out of reach, seemed an unattainable goal- until the crane operator hooked the backhoe bucket to the crane. We gathered the necessary netting and supplies and stepped into the bucket to be lifted to the cesspool in the sky.





It made for a fun story. The team was proud… and maybe a little bit jealous.