Welcome to the homepage of Amanzi Awethu!
"Amandla Awethu!" (Power to us!) was a chant often heard at rallies and meetings of liberation groups; locked in "struggle" against South Africa's then Apartheid government. South Africa has since found her freedom but many African's still face a daily struggle - the struggle for safe, sanitary water.
Amanzi Awethu! (Water to us!) is a campaign that has seen Alex Antrobus and Murray Beaumont, two young South Africans, cycle 7 600km through sub-Saharan Africa to experience what life in rural Africa - and the struggle for fresh water - are really like. On the journey we visited some of the communities that have been reached by development NGOs like The Water Project, who provide funding and management to build wells, boreholes and other water providing infrastructure. We also visited some of the communities that have yet to be reached and have seen how much of a difference simple water access can make.
Please take a look around! Relive our journey, see what we've seen and most importantly, support the initiative to build two new wells in sub-Saharan Africa by donating!
Siyabonga umhlobo wam! (We thank you friend!)
Alex Antrobus and Murray Beaumont
Where are we now?
The Stats on 22/07/2012:
Distance covered: 7600km
Punctures: I love this game...
Plates of Pap/Sadza/Ugali consumed: plenty...
Dogs to wee on Murray's head: 1
Marriage Proposals: 3 (couldn't afford lobola for any of them though)