GHANA – Chiana Kagoginia
Different isn’t a bad thing…
“Kids have so little sense of ‘personal power’. It is important for them to realize they can make a difference no matter how old they are.” This comes from a mom whose two little girls are setting a high bar for advocates of the water crisis.
For Randi Belisomo, holidays the past few years have been a struggle. As the ever-present air of gratitude at Thanksgiving quickly turns into the twinkling, joyful lights of Christmas, she is reminded that her late husband, Carlos, is no longer with her to experience the gleeful, celebratory moments. But earlier this year, Randi traveled with Living Water to disaster-stricken Haiti and life as she knew it, again, changed.
While it’s true that Living Water works around the world to drill and repair water wells, our work is more than that. Each well is a stone in the water, causing endless ripples throughout the communities where we work. Often, we don’t know the extent of this ripple effect; but one Sunday in Burkina Faso, Living Water’s Burkina Faso Country Director Geoffrey Richter got to witness it first-hand as the well he helped repair last summer opened the door to save someone’s life. Yes, we know clean water saves people’s lives...but this time was a little different.