Water Brigade

13 Jul

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Trekking home.  Each girl has a yellow water container of approximately five gallons tied on her back.  You can tell they are 40 pounds full by the girl’s posture.  The direction they are headed…its uphill for a long way.  Would you guess their ages to be 14-16 years old?  This is their daily journey, school has to wait or maybe they just never get an opportunity for an education.  Their duty is to serve their families on the water brigade.  No education and no job skills is the foundation for the difficult lives we see as a backdrop for our beneficiaries.  When they end up in Addis, maybe pregnant or with a young child in tow, on the street with no certain future, we reach out and offer an opportunity for hope.  Sharing this hope in their hearts with health services, job skills training, and education support if those children are of school age.

4 Responses to “Water Brigade”

  1. James July 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Wow and I get angry when our shower runs out of hot water…

  2. Linda S. July 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Keep sharing life through your eyes. It keeps my life in perspective. Love ya and praying for you. Linda

  3. Sarah Fiechter July 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Thank u for the updates…keep them coming!

  4. Klint July 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Thanks for the perspective builder. Praying…

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