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Uganda: Lightening a Child's Heavy Load


Environment  (tags: water, humans )

Jill
- 526 days ago - allafrica.com
Stewart Mackie was moved by one child's burden of fetching water every morning before going to school. He decided to provide a 40-litre barrel, but realised that the other homes also needed one. As Harriet Birungi writes, Mackie is now on a mission



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Christeen Anderson (488)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:52 am
Kudos to Stewart. Please keep up the good work. Thank you.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:15 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Lauren Kozen (159)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:16 am
Noted. Thanks Jill.
 

ellen m. (222)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:49 am
Blessings upon all the Stewart Mackie's of this world...thanks Jilli
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 10:12 am
May The Creator bless Stewart ...noted. Thank you Jill!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:09 pm
Awesome move on Stewart Mackie! Thanks Jill.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:02 am
Why don't they have bikes with wagons attached?
 

Farah Hage Ali (160)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:17 am
noted, thank you for sharing
 

Sara P. (57)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:36 am
God bless men like Stewart Mackie! Thanks for sharing Jill.
 

Mary T. (186)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:27 pm
Bless people like Stewart Mackie, Thanks Jill.
 

Laurie H. (714)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:09 pm
Stewart Mackie is a champion!! Thanks for Sharing Jill & Sara for sending~~
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (384)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:02 pm
Thanks Jill.
 

MelindaAWAY K. (172)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 12:54 am
great idea, thanks!
 

Darren Woolsey (76)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 3:50 am
Think of the capacity of your motor car's fuel tank fully loaded... a significant weight... Bravo Stewart Mackie!
 

Ben Oscarsito (336)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:05 am
Barrels on wheels would be even better...
 

Shanti S. (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:11 am
Thank you.
 

Ro H. (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:02 am
ty
 

John S. (304)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:23 am
Damn, that's almost 85 pounds! Ben's right, get them some wheels.
 

Varcolac Veroscarius (96)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 9:09 am
Noted!.
 

Natalie S. (9)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 10:39 am
A very uplifting article that goes to prove that even the work of one person can go a long way to making other people's lives easier, especially when the beneficiaries hail from developing nations, who can surely do with a lot of help. Three cheers for Stewart and thanks for the article!
 

Sandy Castro (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 10:44 am
Lovely
 

Nancy Black (302)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:34 pm
Kudos to a man who has empathy and cares about children. Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 2:42 pm
Thank you Stewart Mackie!
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 2:52 pm
Noted Tks. Jill..... Kudos to Stewart...
 

Winn Adams (192)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 3:20 pm
Blessings to this man. What a great example he is for all of us.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:45 pm
noted,read, tweeted,Facebook & google.
 

Joy Catalan (95)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:43 pm
when i was a grader i used to carry a pail of water from the well about 20 meters away from home.with that distance alone, i know carrying that weight is strenuous regardless of age....i really admire this man...hope to have more of his kind especially in the government service...
 

Lynn C. (94)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 9:24 am
ty
 

Rhonda Burrows (2)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 4:15 pm
Why don't you read the article???? The barrels can be pulled or rolled!
 

Rhonda Burrows (2)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 4:19 pm
"Even a three-year-old can roll the barrel when filled with water. My children now fetch water with a lot of enthusiasm." Angel Nankabirwa, 13, says she used to hate fetching water. But now, I cannot wait to be told to go get more. It is like our recreation activity now.

Ever since she got her barrel, she has got a lot of admiration and made friends who want to have a feel of the barrel, so they help her roll it, further easing her work.

Once again, read the article before making comments that do not make sense!
 

Dijana D. (2)
Sunday April 14, 2013, 4:20 pm
this is great. but i think the issue can be solved at a more fundamental level, which would be to make water more accessible
 

Nimue P. (243)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:43 am
Noted.
 

. (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 1:31 pm
What a wonderful man..bless him for his caring.
 

Kim O. (399)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:47 pm
Very smart!! We need more people like Stewart! Thanks Jill!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:11 pm
Awesome, thanks!
 
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