Here at Water for Good, we have a staff of 80 Central Africans who are employed to do a variety of tasks. These heroes drill the wells, keep the clean water flowing through well maintenance, transport the team through rough terrain, manage the radio station which broadcasts sanitation and hygiene messages, and too many other tasks to list out.
But this year we're encouraging everyone to shop small to support all those small business owners working their butts off to make ends meet. Whether you shop at MudLOVE or one of our retail partners, you're not only giving Mom a great gift, you're also creating real change.
As the shock of suddenly social distancing wears off and the weeks of pandemic turn into months, we feel the loss of our ties to work, family, and friends. Now, right in the middle of this world-wide crisis, we're all trying to find our new normal.
It was a Tuesday morning around 9:30 am. My husband, Luke, sits at our breakfast table, presenting for both of us in a daily video meeting with our team which I normally join, sometimes on screen but most of the time in close enough proximity to hear everyone and interject questions (or unsolicited opinions) as needed.