Monday, June 22, 2009

The water truck came around 8:00 PM and they could not get the pump to work. There was very little light so I gave them my flashlight to help them see what they were doing. The pump was very old and three men worked for 45 minutes to try and fix it with only the flashlight illuminating their way. They finally gave up and said they would come back by 7:00 AM tomorrow. They gave me two “jerry cans” of water to tide me over until they returned. Now I can relate to about 90% of the population who do not have running water and go to neighborhood pumps to fill their cans for the day.

It is now 8:15 AM and they have not shown up yet; over 48 hours without water. Another cold splash shower and dirty hair. Stay tuned…


  1. It's interesting that the Western world sometmes doesn't value clean water, yet it is so scarce in some parts of the world. Love your perspectives, keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks for following my exploits and today I had power issues. Things we take for granted are very precious here. I am going to Blog soon about the "Cash Power" policy and roving blackouts.