From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. Luke 12:48
Molly has been at the back breaking job of fetching water for decades and is looking forward to rest when a new borehole comes to her village. Molly spends two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening fetching water. An act that gives her back, neck, chest and leg pains not to mention stomach cramps and diarrhea from unclean drinking water. The women and men in Molly's village are fearful of starvation and death because of the drought that is already evident this year.
Charity and Ivy fetch water from a water source that they share with cattle. Their husbands often steal water in the night from a local school since the water they drink makes them gag. They say it tastes like urine and is very salty. They are looking forward to having a new water source later this year that is not only closer to their home and requires less walking through snake infested fields, but water that they no longer have to steal and risk getting beaten while doing so.
These are the stories of the people that I met. There are many more just like them. Their stories inspire me. I hope they have inspired you. I have been given their stories to share and I hope that you will take their stories and share them creating a ripple effect. These are women just like me and you with children just like ours living on the other side of the world. The challenges they face daily are different and only by the location of my birth have I escaped their circumstances.
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For the complete collection of stories from Zambia:Hero's In Zambia
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