The water walk is an important activity on the Me to We trip. We were able to spend the morning with a community mama and experience the walk she once had to make in order to retrieve water for her family. She used to have to walk 2 kilometers with large buckets to the water pump. There were no guarantees that it was working once she got there. Oftentimes, the electricity was out and she would then have to wait patiently for hours sometimes in order to take water back to her family for cooking, cleaning and drinking.
Because of the Me to We adopt a village program, the local mamas no longer need to walk 2 kilometers to get their water. There is water right at the school that has been built by various Me to We groups during the past three years.
This walk had so an impact on us all. How many times do we walk to the sink or the refrigerator to get clean, cold water to drink or use for washing?
Although it was truly a beautiful walk, I am so pleased they don’t have to spend so much time getting water. These mamas are so INSPIRING and we all feel so blessed to have spent time with them. Thank you!!!
Pictures of our walk in El Trapiche.