It happened on the way. In one of the rare streets in Western Kenya which connect some rural areas to the next town. Bumpy streets (streets???) with a lot of holes and gaps of all sizes. A real challenging travel that requires a lot of time.
The huge gap
This time it seemed to be impossible to proceed: there was an 80 cm deep digged trench across the whole road. No way to go ahead. No way to go around. Simply impossible. So what? Going back the whole way and trying another road? This would have taken at least additional three hours… for 15 km. We stepped out. Talked. Looked around. No way! Local people joined. And came up with an idea.
Impossible we thought. Never ever. But we tried and together we made it! Just see how:
What we learned?
- Well, it might not be the most elegant and best way to overcome a challenge. But it was worth to try.
- We didn’t give up. Because with the support of others we could cross.
- What seems to be impossible can become possible.
- Sometimes in our life we should try although it seems to be impossible. Because it makes a huge difference!
Later someone said:” That’s how farmers protest when people from the government want to pass. To raise awareness and to get roads repaired….”
Again a very direct and maybe rude way to demonstrate what’s going wrong and where support is needed. But efficient and cost- effective. And hands-on. A little bit of this could be good also in our Western world to make change happen when we sit again and again with too many people too many times together without really doing better.