Water is life.
Living in extreme poverty often means having no ready access to clean water. Imagine if the first thing you had to do each day was walk several hours to fetch and then carry home water for your family. Then imagine the jubilation you’d feel if your village suddenly got a well.
Watch this clip. And then consider what a beautiful investment a couple thousand dollars for such a well is. Yes, water is life.
I’m in Ethiopia to scout locations for a new one-hour special about hunger, airing on public television next fall. You can find out more about my trip at https://blog.ricksteves.com/blog/tag/ethiopia.