Kentucky student helps African village with water

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — The usually poised Addie Farley was a little nervous.

The day in June had arrived for her to deliver 300 personal water filtration straws ("life straws"), 25 family dwelling filters and four community water filters to the Ugandan village of Kankoole.

But the Henderson County High School student on her sixth mission trip to the East African village jumped in with both feet, just as she did last year when she set the goal of raising the $8,000 to purchase the water purification devices.

Farley expected to visit homes to help install the family units and individually show the people how to use them.

Instead the families — more than she had filters for — were called to the village for an assembly to unpack, demonstrate and distribute the equipment.

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