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We originally shared this video with you back in May when Austin Bailey was in Senegal, reporting on projects for Heifer's magazine, World Ark. We wanted to post it again for Blog Action Day - an event held every Oct. 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action.

This year's topic is water. In this video you'll see Fatou Dione walking in oven-hot wind churning with dust to fetch water for her husband and four children. It’s the dry season in her village of Diarrere in Senegal, and both water and food are running low. At the time this video was shot, they were eagerly anticipating the rains the following month.

We hope this video helps raise awareness of the scarcity of good, clean water for many of the world's people. Please note that there is no audio due to the high winds.

Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee


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