The United Nations has designated March 22 as World Water Day. The theme for this year is about sharing water and sharing opportunities. For the more than one billion people on our planet that lack access to potable water, sharing water is about sharing life. For without access to potable water, people, particularly children, die from entirely preventable diseases.
The entire world is struggling with the current economic crisis. Just as in the developed world, the employers here in the
Please remember that through your support, prayers, and contributions you are sharing water and life with the people of the
On a personal note, we are traveling to
I will end with a quote from Kofi Annan, "We shall not finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, or any of the other infectious diseases that plague the developing world until we have also won the battle for safe drinking water, sanitation and basic health care."
Joe, Deborah, and Christa Troester
Baboua, Central African Republic