Today is World Water Day!


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From ECO NEWS “There are currently 884 million people (one out of every eight) on the planet who lack clean drinking water. Two out of five of those lack appropriate sanitation in their communities, which is the biggest cause of infection in our world today.”

And more: “Every year, dozens of organizations join forces with […]

A Welcome Opportunity for the Women of Oltorotua


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On January 15 I wrote that a subcommittee was formed. Women were specifically included because their lives are most impacted by the need to make the daily trek for water. So you don’t have to look back to that post, Jackson wrote: The residents of Oltorotua have discussed forming the Project Maintenance Committee. Since it […]

An African Mini-Expo


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Yesterday the Frederick (MD) Unitarian Universalist Congregation hosted an African Mini-Expo. Ed Rau displayed African rare plants. Mbuyu WaMbuyu, better known as Puma, and treasurer and chief geek Jim Carpenter showed the work Able and Willing does to build schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sandi Smith-Gill displayed and sold Fair Trade items from […]

“Africa,” a painting by Barbara Kenny


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Barbara Kenny, a well-recognized artist who has exhibited her paintings extensively in the Maryland/Virginia area, has given me permission to use reproductions of her painting “Africa” to obtain donations for the well. The original hangs on our family room wall and the colors, as in all of Barbara’s paintings, are magnificent. She has never been […]