Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rainy Day

Photo by Kathleen Connolly, RSM
The rains finally came. And came. And came!  South Sudan has been drenched in rain these past few months. Everything is green. But as you can see in this photo, the children get their water from the same ponds where their animals drink.  It is not hygienic.  Mercy Beyond Borders taught basic health workshops for 2 years in a number of villages, urging women to boil the water to make it safer for cooking and drinking.  Cultural habits, however, do not change easily.  We believe that, in the long run, the education of girls will be the most critical factor for improving the general health of the whole population.

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