Gopanipally, Andra Pradesh, India


We were invited to a “ribbon cutting”. We expected a handful of people to show up and folks would shake hands and say thank you. Yeah. The entire town showed up. There was a band, flags, banners and dancing. The elders, the mayor (called a “Sarpanch” in Indian culture) local press, and the entire neighborhood showed up. You would think we were there for the ribbon cutting at a Library. It was unbelievable. The threw flower pedals and decorated us with garlands.

Man, you would think water was a basic necessity of life.