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Walking Six Hours to Collect Water in Rural Ethiopia

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In rural Ethiopia, women and children can walk up to six hours to collect clean water because finding safe clean water in Ethiopia is a struggle. In many villages in rural Ethiopia, the only times you drink water is after a 6 hour trip to collect clean water. Sounds crazy right? Nevertheless, the crazy part is that is for millions of Ethiopans in Africa the reality is day-to-day real and much harsher than either you or I could relate. These are the people spending their day looking for water and then going to bed wondering where the next cup of water will come from. Ethiopan women and female children wake up at 6 a.m. before the sun gets too hot and start walking in search of clean safe water. Still walking at 8 a.m. 2 hours later, no clean water, still walking at 9 a.m. three hours later they finally get to a stream of clean river water. They fill up their plastic Jerry cans of water weighting about 40 pounds when full and began the three-hour walking expedition back home in the p

Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks

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Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks Chic African Culture Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks is a wise saying in the language of proverbs have been passed down for generations in African culture. Toxic people stink Nothing satisfies them, even if they achieve a goal or get something they want. It seems like they have an insatiable hunger. They just never feel full. They usually have had it tough early on. Perhaps they came from an abusive family, or they went through something traumatic that was not handled right. Toxic people look for the big payback every time. When you are in their company, you feel a sense that you “owe” them something, and you cannot quite put a finger on what that is. Anger is an emotion that they easily go to. They are either churning about something that happened in the past resenting how they were treated or finding fault with what is going on in the present. You feel like you have to watch your ev

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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