Brand Content Lead at charity: water. And taking b&w photos of NYC at @colorlessnyc.
We met a community of 2,700 people today who live in a place where water hardly exists. During the rainy season, they collect it from this muddy communal pond (which they share with livestock). But outside of that, their only option is a river two hours away. Which means that families here are making a four hour round trip every day (that's 60 days each year!) walking to collect dirty water.
Not only that but because the trip is so long, families of 5 or 6 are limited to five gallons of water each day.
I've truly never seen anything like it. And I can't wait to see @charitywater supporters change the future for them.
Late night catch up with old friends.
Families without access to clean water here rely on ponds, rice fields, and unprotected wells for their water. The health bills alone can cost them 30% of their annual income. But our incredible local partner is working hard to change that-- and after this week, I am so proud to support their work. #charitywatercambodia
We visited a village in Kampong Cham today where families have been relying on unprotected wells like this for years and years and years. Until now. This morning, our local partners went from house to house installing brand new BioSand Filters so each family will be able to easily turn this murky nastiness into clean and safe drinking water instead. Not a bad day. #charitywatercambodia
One more from today. It was a tough crowd... until I demonstrated some very impressive bird calls. #charitywatercambodia
As this monk walked by our hotel this morning, the shop owner across the street raced outside with some gifts from his store. He added them to the monk's bag and then prayed aloud. The monk waited politely, then prayed back. And then they both went their separate ways.
For three nights in a row, the clanging 3:50am call-to-prayer bell where the monks live has driven me crazy.
Now it feels like it was all worth it.
Betwixt the rivers and the rocks is a window into the soul of Mother Nature's eternal lov-- okay, I don't know what I'm doing here. Just go read some John Muir.
One of my favorite people in NYC. Hanging out inside a massive die.
It's been a beautiful and memorable week. Watched my sister marry an awesome man, celebrated for days alongside so much family, and soaked up all of the Colorado outdoors we could get our hands on. My tank is full.