Water tanks, a book, and my Spiritual education

Many years ago when I was a boy growing up in our village on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain, I learned practical lessons from maintaining our family's water tanks. Their full meaning has only recently unfolded to me with the aid of a wonderful book.

At that time, there was no piped water in the villages, and all water for domestic use had to be drawn from the river or a well a long way off. My father, being a leader in education and development in our village, pioneered a method of capturing rainwater from our roof runoff and storing it in a tank, for use in the dry season.

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