Fresh Water: One More Example

I was introduced to this site by a close friend, Joe Mastromatteo. There are numerous sites for organizations doing some great environmental work in developing countries around the world. As you can imagine from reading these posts, freshwater is a critical necessity in many countries around he world and acute water problems are getting increasingly worse.

The site you will visit in this post will share some interesting details about their work in Malawi but also about the personal journey undertaken but its founder. His story reinforces my belief that life is a journey and that we have the ability to control our outcome. And, perhaps, more importantly, that is matters little what is our eventual motivation to undertake our search, It is the eventual achievement that will justify the challenges we encounter – and address, head-on, in our search.

Besides the organization’s mission, there are two video components of the site that I hope you will spend the time to view. The opening video (nearly 4 minutes long) on the home page profiles a small village in Malawi. I guess the reason this video is so appealing to me is because, except for the more distinctly different climate/environment in the village shown than I lived with in the hot, dry, expanse of the West African Sahel, the lifestyles were very similar.

I think you will be most affected by the daily routines of life in a small village in a developing country. In spite of the hard physical labor, community is strong and vibrant.

The second video (over an hour long) is the organization’s founder, Scott Harrison, speaking to an audience about his journey. The are additional graphic images of many of the challenging conditions rampant throughout Africa.

Finally, like all aid organizations, you might find it personally rewarding to affiliate in some way with its work.

I hope you will find this site as fascinating as I did and use it as a tool to better understand many of the challenges that exist around the world.

Charity: Water

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