Sunday 21 March 2010: International World Water Day
Our backdrop shows Princess from the village of Aaron Soko, about 10 miles from Mzuzu, trying out her new village pump. She is out pin up for the walk tomorrow.
It?s a symbolic walk from a place beginning with "H" (Heuston Station) to a place beginning with "O" (O2), mirroring the daily trek taken by millions of women and children around the globe in order to simply access the water their family needs to survive; this water is often unsafe to drink. The intention of this gesture is to increase awareness of such problems in the lesser developed world, as well as to remind people that our own water supplies are under threat from pollution, over-exploitation and climate-change. A secondary goal of this event is to attempt to raise the money needed to dig wells and supply pumps, in one of the most needy areas of the world, Northern Malawi.
Ella doesn?t look too interested!!!