What made you leave your career to help with the global water crisis? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Answer by Sarah Evans, Founder of Well Aware and Well Beyond, on Quora:
Even though my previous career looked great on paper, I was longing for something that would help to heal the world a little. Around 2006, I was asked by a friend to help her family in Kenya. A few years later, I found myself on a drill site in rural Kenya in awe. I was watching the lives of this entire community change right before my eyes. I decided that I could use my skills and continue doing this work.
But, I knew if I was going to ditch my old life and take this new path, I had to figure out how to do it the right way. Too many water wells are broken in developing countries, so I set my mind to seeking advice to build a model that would yield long-lasting water systems that would catalyze true development for these regions. With that – knowing that we could do it well (pun intended) – I figured it would be worth it. Still no regrets.
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