Water sources are often far from the village, and women must walk for hours to fetch water daily. Some families even keep their daughters at home so that they can help collect water. Instead of going to school, these girls follow their mothers and walk, on average, at least 10 miles every day. While walking to get water, particularly when they must walk alone before or after daylight hours, women are vulnerable to sexual assaults and other violent attacks. – Voss Foundation regarding women in Sub-Saharan African villages
Readings: John 4: 1-30 & Blessing of the Well by Jan Richardson
The Rev. Curtis S. (Curt) Ackley
Senior Pastor (Bridge) of Rincon Congregational UCC.