Stagnant water pools in a ditch in front of the Lamptey-Mills' family home in Avenor, providing a breeding place for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Avenor, a slum in Ghana's capital Accra, sits mere inches above the water table. According to locals, the area has experienced severe flooding since nearby bush land was cleared to create an industrial area in the 1960's. To compound the situation, poorly constructed drainage means that the drains that should carry water away from the community rather let it flow in. In some homes, such as this one, water constantly seeps up through the ground and must be drained by hand to prevent homes and compounds from flooding.