#followmeto @charitywater with @natalyosmann . We were big fans of @charitywater before coming to Ethiopia, but after the trip, where we saw what impact their work has on local communities we trust them 100%. Here we are at the site that doesn’t have an access to clean water yet. Women would walk 2-4 hours and wait in line with hundreds of other women at this pond. Even though the water looks clean it is highly contaminated with animal waste, worms, and diseases. They would repeat this route 3-4 times a day carrying these 25l Jerry cans. For those who follow our stories - you have seen us repeating their route and it is very very exhausting.
While Charity:water raises awareness and funds, their local partners drill through bedrock, protect springs and mobilise communities everyday. Their local partner in Ethiopia is REST (Relief Society of Tigray) and they have more than a thousand Ethiopian staff members. All of them are heroes. This village will have access to clean water next time REST and Charity:water come back - which should be within this year. I will tell you more about REST in the later posts.
☝️Please check out the video about @scottharrison in my bio and if it affects you the same way it affected us - then join us in achieving the goal to give access to clean water to people of Ethiopia. Link in bio☝️