Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Benefit Concert in Vancouver Raises almost $1,500

5773_258419455303_644760303_8399966_1575261_nDru A., Kaye E., Kimmy D., Karen D., James P., Maryanne S. and friends got together to do something big for clean water…and they pulled it off.  Check out what they had to say about the benefit they put together for The Water Project…

Project Hydrate is a benefit concert that happened on August 20 2009 at the Roundhouse Center, Vancouver, BC, CANADA. Our goal was to raise funds for The Water Project and to raise awareness of the water scarcity issue this world is facing today!

The event featured about 8 talented performers, mix of local bands and musicians from all over Greater Vancouver.

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Middleburg American Girl Camp Takes Challenge

middleburg1The American Girl Camp at the Middleburg Community Center is taking part in The Water Challenge this week to learn about water access issues around the world.  Since our theme has been “Around the World in Five Days,” it was a terrific opportunity to teach the girls about water access problems that families face across the globe, particularly in India, one of the countries we focused on this week.

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2,000 Cans Bring Water to 100 people

1971-PileofCansA quick note of thanks to Rebbeccah S., age 13, who collected over 2,000 pop cans (and a few cash donations too) so she could donate to The Water Project.

Rebbeccah raised over $600 and will help provide clean water to over 100 people in Western Kenya in just a few months time!

Way to go Rebbeccah! Stay tuned for updates on your project…


 

Precious Academy Well

Precious Academy Makunga5Our crew has just sent in some photos from the Precious Academy in Western Kenya.

For this project our crew was sent in to replace a well that had not been drilled properly by another driller.  The old well had collapsed internally.  The school and local community were in desperate need of a clean, safe and reliable water source.

The good news on this project is that the well pump from the faulty borehole could be salvaged and is in good working order.  The last step before this project will be complete is moving that pump onto the new borehole casing seen in the pictures below.

We’re awaiting a full report including more photos, GPS coordinates and the total number of people it will benefit.  We hope to update this post soon with that new information.

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