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Water Filter in Africa

Two years ago when I was here in Zambia I got really sick when some contaminated water splashed in my mouth. I was so sick I did not get to build one of the life saving biosand filters. I can tell you today, after we built 20 of them, I wish I had called in sick. The work is back breaking for people like Johnny Safari (yes, that is his real name) who does this…

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Here's something fun you can do with wedding photos, office photos or any group photo. See how old you look compared to your friends. Our results were a little surprising.

Wally in Africa

If your house was on fire imagine the sense of relief you would have as you saw a fire truck coming around the corner. Seeing a drill rig pull into the village provides the same feeling for the people of Zambia who do not have safe water, because they know help is on the way. They know that their incredible thirst will soon be quenched. Today was an amazing day as I got the opportunity…

Clean Water Drilling

Today was such a cool day and yet so frustrating to me. We went out to a drill rig to see a new well being dug. (My honey even got to help!) The really neat part is that, not only will a community get to use this, but it’s been placed right next to a school that was built in 2001. The frustrating thing is that just 200 feet from the school, you can see…

Bekah in Africa

I’ve always hated the “Would you Rather” game. Usually both choices you’re given are less than desirable, and you’re stuck trying to weigh your hypothetical options. 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%…

African Girl

Everywhere we go in Zambia, we gather quite a crowd.  The kids follow us and, sometimes, are chased by us. I am guilty of that one. As we walk along the dirt paths in their village, we often stop to talk to the families about their different situations and more specifically about their water needs, since that is what Blood Water does best. Most will say, “we need safe water so our kids will not…