Monday, May 06, 2013

walking for water

Yesterday, during a gorgeous sunny day, we went downtown and walked around for a while. The walk was part of a fundraiser for Water 1st, an organization that builds water systems and toilets in Bangladesh, India and Ethiopia. Women and girls are almost always the ones who have to walk for miles to carry water back for their entire family's cooking and bathing needs. It often means that they can't go to school or do other kinds of work, and the water itself is often not clean and spreads disease. 

So, fixing that, it's a good thing. 

I was glad to walk with friends, glad to see our kids with their sweet signs, glad to raise money for this good work. 


mama cindy said...

Glad you had a great day. Thank you for walking and for taking Ms. U with you.

oma said...

gah! i missed donating. i'm so slow. can i still do it? i love that you did this.

PKJ said...

Oma, you still can! that would be so lovely.