WBEZ | mulot http://www.wbez.org/tags/mulot Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Clean water brings big changes to village in Kenya http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-05/global-activism-clean-water-brings-big-changes-village-kenya-95314 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-05/GA2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On this week's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, <em>Worldview</em> talks to Aliya de Grazia. After graduating high school at 18, she decided to put off attending an honors program at Purdue University. Instead, she headed off to volunteer in rural Kenya so she could, as she says, “give something back.”&nbsp;</p><p>Aliya ended up starting her own organization to help bring clean water to the village of Mulot, the place where she'd been volunteering.&nbsp; It’s called <a href="http://www.smallplanetbigplans.org/Home_Page.php" target="_blank">Small Planet Big Plans</a>. She tells <em>Worldview </em>about the big changes that have come about from a bore hole and clean water.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch this video of Aliya's return trip to Mulot after her organization helped bring clean water to the village.&nbsp;</strong> <strong>What ensues is an impromptu party.</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/34616291?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=b30000" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="600" frameborder="0" height="450"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:04:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-05/global-activism-clean-water-brings-big-changes-village-kenya-95314 Global Activism: Recent high school graduate starts an organization to help bring clean water to a Kenyan village http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-recent-high-school-graduate-starts-organization-help-bring-clean-wa <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Waiting to Fill with Water.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday we hear about an individual who&rsquo;s decided to work to make the world a better place. Aliya de Grazia just returned to the United States after spending six months volunteering in the village of Mulot, Kenya. And now she plans to go back next year.&nbsp;She&rsquo;s started an organization, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.smallplanetbigplans.org/">Small Planet, Big Plans</a>, to help bring clean water to the village of &nbsp;Mulot.&nbsp; A year ago Aliya had no idea that any of this would have happened.&nbsp;She was a senior at Stephenson High School and was excited about being accepted into an honors anthropology program at Purdue University. But, she says, something just wasn&rsquo;t right. &nbsp;</p><p><em>You can read about Aliya's experience in Kenya on her <a href="http://aliyainkenya.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">blog.</a></em></p></p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/global-activism-recent-high-school-graduate-starts-organization-help-bring-clean-wa