Sara Gotschewski -125



They walk 10 miles each day to get water, and sometimes, it’s dirty water. -Sara Gotschewski

In this episode, we meet senior architect and Come Unity volunteer Sara Gotschewski, an American woman who was raised in Tokyo. Once a student at an international school, Sara remembers being surrounded by classmates from 70 different countries, relishing the chance to learn about different cultures and traditions. At 16, she and a handful of classmates made their first trip to Africa where they volunteered at a local school in Namibia. On that trip, Sara fell in love with Africa and no matter where her life takes her, Sara’s compass is always pointed there. Now a senior architect at a firm in Chicago, Sara is passionate about sharing her skills with Come Unity: “I have always known that I wanted to follow a career that allowed me the opportunity to provide positive impact in the world. It’s an honor to be part of creating something for others.” The mission of Come Unity is to partner with East African communities to develop sustainable solutions to poverty www.comeunitynow.org. Although chronic poverty is a way of life in Kenya, the culture is built on generosity: Sara says: “The big difference between the U.S and Kenyan culture is that we give when we have excess. In Kenyan culture they give when there is a need.” In this interview, she tells the story of a community where women walk 10 miles to get water that isn’t even clean. Thanks to donations and hard work on the ground, Sara and the team at Come Unity built a well that brings clean water, better health, and empowerment to the village. For a look inside the heart and mind of a woman who understands the true meaning of the word “community”, just hit that download button. #inspiringstories #cleanwater


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