After a two hour drive over some of the most difficult ''roads'' - and I use the term roads loosely - and then a short hike up a mountain over rocks and rushing water, we finally came to our destination. It was worth the trip. A gravity fed system that brought water from the top of a mountain in the Nsikita region of Malawi to over 30,000 people in the valley below. Totally amazing when you think of the work that was involved in laying the concrete, the pipes, pumps, and filtering systems. But the perseverance of World Vision, the government and the people of the community has paid off. People aren't dying of cholera, children are now able to go to school and crops are being irrigated and thriving. Simply lovely. An engineering feat worthy of a standing ovation. Which we did. And then we danced a little too.
9/10/2017 05:25:32 pm
I hope you do not mind my sharing your blog, Donna. I hope you are enjoying your Safari.
9/15/2017 05:25:42 am
Not at all! Pass it on! Back in Canada now and busy with some book signings and presentations for the next few days. Will try to post more in the days to come. Thank you!
Mr. Sawyer's Class
9/13/2017 10:47:39 am
Mrs. White, we were so inspired by the accomplishments of World Vision and what you've shared on your blog. Hoping you have a safe and successful journey. See you when you return.
9/15/2017 05:27:53 am
So glad you're enjoying the posts. The internet accessibility has been sketchy sometimes so haven't been able to post that often. Have lots of photos and stories to share when I come to the school. See you soon!
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