Here in Calif a 4-yr drought is making us more aware of how precious water is. We're cutting usage by 25% or more throughout the State. But still, whenever I turn on the tap, water flows. And whenever I want to take a shower, I do it. In Haiti, as in most developing countries, in-home plumbing remains a distant dream, Families spend hours every day hiking down (and back up) steep hills to bring water from streams at the bottom of the ravines. Here, MBB Scholar Venande collects rain water outside her mountain house. Precious indeed: collected with effort, stored with care, used sparingly, and never taken for granted.