When a Community Comes Together...

June 26, 2018

Earlier this year I visited communities in the northern region of Tigray in Ethiopia.  Of all my visits to Ethiopia prior to this, I had never travelled outside of Addis. We visited one of our partner organizations working with rural communities that do not have access to clean water and adequate sanitation. I love my work. Have I said this before? It is endlessly inspiring to see the hope and promise of communities mobilizing their own will and resources to address their greatest development needs. In a world that sometimes feels so filled with despair and heartache, I consider this a gift and a blessing to see goodness and mercy in the farthest corners of communities often off the radar of mainstream news and media. I want to dedicate this to the amazingly hospitable and generous people of Makele who welcomed us into their homes, schools and community gatherings to celebrate the inauguration of deep water wells brought to them through the partnership of Drop of Water and Blood:Water. Please enjoy this visual celebration of people whose generosity and commitment, (I only hope) compels each one of us to look inward and to our immediate surroundings and  ask the question: What do we need? What can I do? What can I offer? 

 

 

 

 

 


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