Heading to Central African Republic

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in charity: water, Internet, Life | Posted on 12-07-2011

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Today’s a big day for me as I embark on my first trip with charity: water (and first trip to Africa) to visit the water projects we funded in last year’s September Campaign for the Central African Republic.

C.A.R. has become a nation I care deeply for. A country I couldn’t have found on a map a little over a year ago, I’veĀ personally fundraised to help people there, and I’ve worked hard to help our partners on the ground, ICDI led by Jim Hocking, make a difference in thousands of lives.

The highlight will be visiting Moale, a village we care deeply about at charity: water that was the site of a failed drill on our fourth anniversary last year.

Here’s the video of that sad occassion:

Live Drill – No water for our birthday in Central African Republic from charity: water on Vimeo.

We’re returning to Moale and we’re looking for a different story. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook for updates this week, and make sure you’re signed up to our email list.

We’re also visiting Jerusalem, the scene of the successful drill last year that you’ll see in these two videos:

Live Drill Day 2 – We Hit Water! from charity: water on Vimeo.

Day 3 – Live Drill Finale – September Campaign 2010 from charity: water on Vimeo.

I’m not sure exactly how this trip will change me, but I’m sure it will. I’ll share thoughts here on my return. If you want to keep up with my travels I am testing a Spot GPS unit that will share my location each day.

Comments (1)

Thanks for always choosing to share the realities of doing hard, tough, and good work. Even when it doesn’t go as planned. Will pray for your trip to CAR and for the work you’ll be doing there.

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