Later that year, I joined six other women on a Wells Bring Hope trip to Niger where I helped interview, photograph, and videotape interviews with women about their dire need for safe water and the impact that a well has on a village. To be honest, I went to Niger mostly for the adventure, but the trip was a life- changing experience for me. I learned that safe water is the key to life. After talking with so many women and girls in the villages, I really understood for the first time how their entire lives revolve around getting water. I have now been to Niger three times to interview women. On the trip this past March, 2015, we focused on the microfinance part of our model.
I am so convinced of this need, that I want to fund one or more of my own water wells. It costs only $5,600 to fund a well because World Vision will match that amount. I'm happy to say that my Water Circle has funded one well now, and I'm excited about starting a fund for a second one. I hope you will join me in saving lives by making a donation!