|Lake Frank provided a beautiful setting for A Walk for Water. A little drizzle of rain ....|
photo by Bernard Van Leer.... reminded us that Water is Life.
|As people arrived they checked in, received their t-shirt and took some refreshment.|
photo by Sabina BagazonzyaA beautiful place to gather and meet friends....
photo by Bernard Van Leer...of all kinds.
photo by Sabina BagazonzyaStudents introduced themselves to Aichatou Bety, our special guest from Niger.
photo by Bernard Van LeerAt the rally before the Walk, I read a message from Ariane. "Walk and see life sprouting at your feet", she said.
(Read her entire message here)
photo by Bernard Van LeerEveryone listened, remembering why we were here.
photo by Bernard Van LeerAichatou explained that "Water is the basis for all development". She told us that by helping Amman Imman we are directly responding to the needs expressed by people in the Azawak.
(Listen to her speech here)
|"Providing water to a nomad is providing everything", she told us.|
photo by Bernard Van LeerWe took several group photos...
|...and then began our Walk.|
photo by Sabina BagazonzyaWe understood that we walked because children in the Azawak....
|....have to walk 30 miles in a day to find water. |
They might bring home a little mud water to their thirsty families....
photo by Bernard Van Leer...while we live with an abundance of resources all around us.
photo by Sabina BagazonzyaAfter the walk, Aicha shared some jewelry with us.
photo by Sabina BagazonzyaLove and hope were shared for each other, and for the people of the Azawak.