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At your school, getting a drink of water meant going down the hallway to the water fountain. You could wash your hands in the school lavatory. But for the students at the Goradji School in Burkina Faso, getting water means walking more than a mile....More
It's hard to imagine life without water when it's always there. You turn a knob, and you have a drink. You push a button, and you water your flowers. You dip a finger in a font at church and bless yourself. But spend a day in a home where the plumbing has failed, and you know how much we take...More
You turn on the tap and your water spews sludgy brown. Or, you find that the pipes have run dry again. So, you walk for 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back to collect water from a muddy river to make your family's meals, wash the dishes and bathe.
Your daughters may miss school so they...More