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Uganda: Lightening a Child's Heavy Load

Environment  (tags: water, humans )

- 1868 days ago -
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 A (369)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:52 am
Kudos to Stewart. Please keep up the good work. Thank you.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:15 am
Noted, thanks.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:16 am
Noted. Thanks Jill.

Ellen m (215)
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 (154)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:09 pm
Awesome move on Stewart Mackie! Thanks Jill.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:02 am
Why don't they have bikes with wagons attached?

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:17 am
noted, thank you for sharing

Sara P (55)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:36 am
God bless men like Stewart Mackie! Thanks for sharing Jill.

Mary T (178)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:27 pm
Bless people like Stewart Mackie, Thanks Jill.

Laurie H (817)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:09 pm
Stewart Mackie is a champion!! Thanks for Sharing Jill & Sara for sending~~

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:02 pm
Thanks Jill.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 12:54 am
great idea, thanks!

Darren Woolsey (218)
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 O (171)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 5:05 am
Barrels on wheels would be even better...

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

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

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 6:23 am
Damn, that's almost 85 pounds! Ben's right, get them some wheels.

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 9:09 am

Natalie S (13)
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

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:34 pm
Kudos to a man who has empathy and cares about children. Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 2:42 pm
Thank you Stewart Mackie!

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 2:52 pm
Noted Tks. Jill..... Kudos to Stewart...

Winn A (179)
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

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 Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:43 am

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

Kim O (396)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:47 pm
Very smart!! We need more people like Stewart! Thanks Jill!

Melania Padilla (122)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 2:11 pm
Awesome, thanks!
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