WATER IS LIFE.
We use it for cooking, cleaning, and of course, drinking. But for the millions who live in the impoverished villages across Northern Togo, there is no tap in the kitchen. There is no infrastructure. For them, finding water is a daily matter of life or death.
The water they find is usually contaminated by dead animals and other debris, leaving villagers susceptible to waterborne diseases that can result in grave illness or death — especially for the children. But they drink it anyway because they have no other choice. So every day, the women and children of the village must search. Instead of working or going to school. Because water —even dirty water — is more important than opportunity.
TOGO IS BEAUTIFUL. AND HARD.
There are two seasons in Togo. Six months of rain. Six months of searing heat. The wildlife considers you prey. And while Southern Togo is developed and has modern services, the northern region lacks much of the basic infrastructure we all take for granted. Life is hard in Northern Togo. Our goal is to make it a little easier.