Today is World Water Day. It’s not a day I celebrated or even knew about before I started learning more about Ethiopia. And I don’t think it really even hit home until I saw this:
These jerry cans were sitting outside the door of the hut where Ayub and Lucy were born. They drank water from these. They bathed with water from these. I’ve asked Ayub about them, and he says that the water came from the river. I’m not sure if that’s true, but if so, this is the river that he’s talking about:
Here are two great organizations that are helping communities build wells and provide safe drinking water.
Please, please, please click on the links above, learn more about this issue, and take a minute and donate $5, $10, or whatever you can to make an impact. If you can walk to the sink and fill up your cup, consider yourself lucky. Not everyone has that luxury.