Everything the fellaheen needed was found in the village – many people never went beyond the village walls or fields. Here they worked, married, raised children, played games, grew their food, and worshipped. Rural parents were very attentive to their children who were an integral part of the village and its future. From an early age they were expected to take responsibilities at home and in the community. They fed and cared for the geese and other small animals; the girls carried water from the well or the river; and the older children looked after the younger ones.