The idea of bathing in murky water makes me uncomfortable. The first thing I’d feel squeamish about is wondering what creepy things might be swimming around in there. Then I’d question whether or not showering in such water would even make me clean! Bathing in such water has been a reality at Life Concern Orphanage in Yangon, Myanmar—that is until recently. The orphanage well, their only source of water, was unprotected, allowing debris and dirt to wash in during the rainy season (see photo below). Here is what the director, Joney Van Hup, wrote to us:
It didn’t take me long to realize that this was a problem we wanted to help fix! If you have given to Orphan’s Tear’s Special Gifts Fund, you played a part in helping Life Concern Orphanage upgrade their well so that they can draw clean water.
The next time I take a shower I’ll be thinking about the children at Life Concern, and won’t take clean water for granted anymore!