Friday, April 11, 2008

Water Pump and Playground

Water is scarce in southern Africa. Most communities struggle to provide an adequate supply of clean water for the residents. Mazabbuka, a town about 150 miles north of us, has found a creative solution. The pump for the community well is a merry-go-round. As children spin the metal wheel, they pump water to supply individual needs and to fill the nearby storage tank. We have driven past this well many times, and we always see a happy crowd of children playing as they pump the well. Mothers watch in the background while water flows into their buckets.

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