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    Thanking plumbers who walk the water pipeline, every single day

    Day 358

    Walk the Line

    In Congo, one of the things Asili is known for is water. We reach over 30,000 people with clean and safe drinking throughout Eastern Congo. But it’s no easy task – the water flows from the top of a mountain through hundreds of kilometers of pipeline into water points throughout communities.

    There are certain people who are tasked with making sure the water flows smoothly, every single day – our plumbers.

    They tackle the leaks, blockages, and maintenance of the pipelines that provide the water our Asili customers depend on. For their service to the community, we wanted to thank them.

    Everyday, Asili plumbers walk the length of the pipeline, ensuring that nothing is amiss. That’s a LOT of walking! It’s a good workout, but it can be exhausting. It’s important to stay hydrated, but they didn’t have a great way of carrying water with them.

    So to say thank you, we got them all water bottles. But not just any bottles – these are especially designed for people on the go. When they’re done, they can easily roll them up and put them in their pockets.

    Plus, things can go wrong on these walks – someone can slip, or cut their hand on a tool. So we got them a first aid kit, too, in case of an emergency that happens far from an Asili clinic.

    This month of thanks has resulted in SO many big smiles, just like Festo’s above. Fixing pipes can be hard work. So a gift that makes them smile? That’s worth a million dollars.

    Thank you, Asili plumbers!

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