Would You Rather: The Zambia Edition
This week we are recapping the inspiring blogs the Wally team posted from their trip leading up to the Drill It & Fill It campaign.
Would you rather: have purple skin or green hair? Would you rather: have a loud neighbor or a rude coworker?
Would you rather: drink contaminated water or pool water? I wish that last one were hypothetical, but it’s the daily choice for the people of Numappolo.
Fewer than 1 percent of them have access to clean water. The rest either drink the water that makes them violently ill, or they add chlorine to the water in an attempt to make it a little cleaner. The chlorine option might be better, but it still causes major health issues, especially if they’re not trained in how to add it correctly.
Dorcas, however, refuses to paly the ‘Would You Rather’ game.
She’s named after Dorcas in the Bible, who was “always doing kind things for others and helping the poor” (Acts 9:36), and she fits her namesake perfectly. She’s a 26-year-old woman who saw the life-changing difference clean water and good hygiene practice made in her own family.
It’d be easy to call that the end of the story, but Dorcas told us that she could never keep what she’s learned to herself, because as she says, “that would be selfish.” She now works hard to teach her neighbors what she’s learned to improve her community’s health.
Read the full post here.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Drill It & Fill It campaign, Dorcas will have help making her vision of providing as many people as possible with access to clean water a reality.