Category: Desertification

Water is life!

“The rains! The rains are coming!” I was making sure our herd of goats was safe when I heard my younger brother calling from the hill above our village. My father had sent him there weeks ago, when we expected the rains to arrive quickly. My name is Ali and I live in Sudan. In my country, it only rains for a short time every year, so rain is very important for us. We may live in a very dry country, but that does not mean that we can live without water!

Life…Bucket by Bucket!

Hello! My name is Keïssa and I live in Mali. Sometimes, I feel as though I was born with a bucket on my head. Ever since I was a little girl, I have drawn water from the well in our village. But not in the last few months because our well has dried up!