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.
My journey as an author, giving voice to child soldiers.