Meet Nathan, 28. He works with WaterAid, helping to provide safe, clean water and sanitation to people in Malawi. As part of his work, he teaches local people about the importance of good hygiene – a vital step before safe water and sanitation can be installed. Together with Michael, Nathan will be your eyes and ears on the ground using Instagram to tell the stories of change right from the heart of the communities.
Nathan was brought up in a rural village himself, and from a young age was determined to do something about the lack of clean water that affects so many lives.
“I was raised in the village and I saw how my mum was struggling to get clean and safe water for the family. That thing was burning in my heart, and here I am.”
Today Nathan is very close to the communities where he works and tries hard to build good relationships with local people – he knows that’s vital to his work as a hygiene educator.
“I don’t regret working with the community by giving them hygiene messages and providing them with safe water, even though it is not in my home area – because I know that someone is doing the same good job in my village.”
Follow Nathan this summer and see how his work transforms lives.
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