Physical limitations do not prevent Mbah Senen from walking through the rocks, carrying a container full of water using bamboo to get clean water.
Drought has returned to haunt hundreds of locations in Pacitan Regency. The rainfed wells that are the mainstay of residents as water bags are completely dry. The river has also shrunk to an arid end.
Every year Pacitan Regency has become a regular drought during the dry season. Clean water is minimal and difficult to get. Not a few residents have to go down steep cliffs to reach clean water.
One of them, Mbah Senen (65 years), is struggling to hunt for a drop of water from the cavities of the well which is drying up 5-7 times a day. One time, take the distance of 400 meters.
To fill a bottle (container) with a capacity of about 10 liters it takes about 30 minutes, Mbah has to go back and forth with the blind person.
Not only is he in his late age, Mbah Senen has a limited vision. When her son was still in his teens, a sad accident took Mbah, both of her eyeballs were infected because they were stabbed with cow horns.
Finally, Mbah's eyes were lifted. He lived his whole life with his eyes closed. Not seeing the form of his wife and children and the light shining in the sky. He only saw darkness full of sorrow.
Mbah carries two heavy buckets using wooden shoulder supports without footwear.
Not infrequently, Mbah Senen's feet often bleed because they accidentally hit a stone. His journey for clean water is very steep. Mbah once lost almost into a ravine. Sadly, when I got home, there was little water left because many had fallen.
Settled in a small house, brick walls without cement on the ground. Mbah Senen and his wife do not have money to buy water outside the area. According to Mbah, the money is better to buy side dishes. Mbah's wife sweat through a masseuse who is only paid so little. Not every day there are always calls.
"When you run out of carrying water to the well, Mbah's shoulders and feet hurt. The road is slippery, even though you have used a stick, you still fall often because you have to pass through sharp rocks.
But what can I do, Mbah can't bear to hear children and wives drink a glass of water until they have to split it in half.
Don't let them lack, let Mbah just feel the trouble. Mbah lives only for his wife and children. Mbah always try their happiness .. "said Mbah Senen while herding the bucket rope into the well.
Friends, we often waste water at home. Whether it's letting pour from morning to night. Behind that, there is Mbah Senen who has a limitation who is slamming his ribs to get water.
Will you help Mbah to have clean water without having to travel many kilometers? Let's channel your best alms, to make Mbah Senen smile today,