As a young child, Georgie Badiel had to get up before dawn every day to walk to the nearest well. Carrying an empty container on her head, she walked three hours round trip every day, with her grandmother and female cousins. As she walked, she felt the injustice of the situation burning inside her.
Badiel has come a long way since then. She’s now a renowned supermodel, and she’s on a mission to help the people in her homeland access clean water more easily.
Born February 7, 1985, in Ivory Coast, Badiel grew up between there and Burkina Faso. Once she achieved success, she went back to her native village in Burkina Faso to help.