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Izla Photography  👩🏽 Swedish Assyrian 🌍 Sida/SRHR 📷Photographer 🙏🏽Believer 👶🏽 Mother📍Zambia 📸 @momentsbyizla

In this extremely hot day, I am in northern Ghana. It strikes me how dry and vulnerable this area is compared to the coastal town where I live. Welcoming faces of smiling people and happy children greet me everyday. Such strength to smile regardless of hardships reflects the inner strength and the power of the soul. Against this smile though, life is hard. In the village there is no well. The villagers, including the children, fetch water from a stream a few kilometers away. A boy of four years passes me with a water vessel on his head. Probably it weighs more than ten kilos. He would stop and ask me if I needed water, to share from what he carried and walked quite a distance. The children help their mothers to fetch water, sometimes two times a day. They walk for four hours, barefoot in the scorching sun. According to the UN, over one billion people lack access to clean water. Today as you drink clean accessible water, don't take it for granted, remember those who walk for a few drops of water.
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10 years ago I had the privilege to work with the Kalahari San Bushmen in the Kalahari desert in Namibia. They are a people I truly admire, and who cherish close in my heart. I will never forget this sweet old man. His eyes and every line of his face were so vibrant and he would make me smile every time! .
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