This September, we're celebrating charity: water's sixth birthday by tackling the water crisis in Rwanda. People here have overcome the worst of humanity and rebuilt their country, but women and children still walk for hours every day just to collect dirty water. Now the people of Rwanda are working to give clean, safe water to everyone. You can help. Visit charitywater.org/september to learn more.
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5/15/2013 11:20:50 PM
I second what Carla Cosgrove wrote. When I served in the Peace Corps I had to wash my clothes in the nearby river, fetch water in buckets and "gas containers" for "bucket baths" and drinking/cooking purposes. Can't fathom walking more than I did - which was about 20 minutes tops. Go into your refrigerator and pick up a gallon of milk - multiply that times about ten - and that's what we carried. Despite all the filtration methods I used (and taught to villagers), I still got Giardia and Schistosomiasis while in Malawi. "Water is Life" was posted everywhere. So true. What I took for granted prior to my experience astounds me. Americans and other 1st world nations are so unbelievably lucky. Kudos to Rwanda! I plan on participating in September!
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9/26/2012 4:01:02 PM
To think that the people of Rwanda took it upon themselves to not only change who they were, how much dignity they had in themselves, but also tackled the incredible task of cleaning up their own drinking water supply is inspirational. The trek for water that must be made daily is very depressing, to think that each day is a struggle for survival. Looking at it from where I sit is embarrassing considering my ignorance of this global situation.
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