MERRIE HARDING is Co-Founder and Secretary of the Board and manages social media for Water is Life. Merrie is from Orlando and is a licensed physical and occupational therapist. She earned a BS degree at the University of Florida and an MS degree in physical therapy at Duke University. Her first visit to Ethiopia was in 1986 after she met David in Nigeria where she was teaching and working in a hospital. Merrie and David have three adult children and have resided in Nigeria, the Kingdom of Jordan and Ethiopia before settling in Orlando in 2002. She helps guide the work of the Sustainable Living Teams to empower Ethiopian women and girls to live full and productive lives.