Jio Naa Ti
Organized by: Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson via Crowdrise
March 25, 2014
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"Jio naa ti" means "bring water here" in Jaxanke, the language I speak as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. I heard this a lot two days ago, when my sister village Missirah Dantila suddenly and tragically went up in flames. I rushed back and forth alongside the villagers, carrying water in a desperate attempt to halt the burning, but the fire ultimately consumed roughly half of the village. Thankfully the blaze claimed no lives, but hundreds of people are now left homeless, without shelter or any basic possessions. This village may not be my village, but these people are my people: they know me, they have welcomed me into their homes, they have fed me, and they have cared for me. I owe it to them to do whatever I can to help them get through this awful tragedy; with your help, dear donors, we can work together to rebuild Missirah Dantila and give the villagers back their homes.