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When Christine Ieronimo returned from Gimbichu, Ethiopia with her newly adopted daughter, she saw her drinking from a puddle that had formed in the driveway of their home. This heartbreaking scene led her to take up the cause for safe drinking water and education of women and girls in Ethiopia. To raise awareness, Christine wrote a children's book on this subject entitled "A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water Across the World," nationally recognized as a notable social studies book. Christine and her family have since returned to their daughter's birth village and created the Gimbichu Project, dedicated to improving access to healthcare and education. "Anybody can do it, really. Anybody can make a difference in anybody's life. It can be here, it can be halfway across the world" says Christine's husband, Michael.


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  • Visit the Facebook page of The Gimbichu Project to learn more about their work.
  • Watch a video for “Water For People”, a global nonprofit that aims to bring clean water and sanitation to people around the world.
  • Consider a need that you've come across in your own community that really speaks to your heart. Take a small step towards being part of the solution this week.

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