Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Theatre for the World

This post comes to us from Brian Schultz, creator of Theatre for the World.

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There are many people who have inspired me over the years, but if you are looking for someone famous who led me on the path to give back it is the late, great Harry Chapin.  I loved his music, and still do, but even more so, I loved his passion to use his gift to make this world a better place. There is no reason, that in a world of abundance, we should have people starving or dying from hunger or thirst.  Clean water is accessible for the people of Africa, we just need to lend a hand.

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Meet Abigail: Clean Water Equals Hope

Abigail, 18, student at Igunga Girl’s Secondary School

Meet Abigail. A young girl from Kenya, now 18 years old, who had lost hope of pursuing her dreams until she had access to clean water.

Abigail was only 16 years old when she joined Igunga Girl’s Secondary School. She had come from a school in the neighboring county which did not have any source of reliable, clean water. “It was tough for me and other girls. We walked long distances in search of water hence we did not have time for studies. This killed my morale to pursue my goals and dreams.”

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You Make This Possible!

Safe water empowers the Girl Child.
You make it possible.

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Ask any girl what she would rather be doing than walking for water and she’ll share her dreams for school, a career and her contribution (beyond gathering water) to her community. Lack of access to safe water and sanitation is the primary reason girls drop out of school.

They call her Girl Child.
Because of your support, we call her Leader.

A water project is not something that happens to a community, it happens with a community.

At The Water Project, women are undeniably a key player as both recipient and implementer of clean water and sanitation systems. When you support The Water Project and give a girl water, your gift also supports her role models – strong leaders like Catherine, seen in this video. Because of your contributions, girls see development come to their communities through women leaders, and know their dreams are possible.

Safe water inspires her.
You unlock her potential.

We have 44 communities waiting for water. Get involved and make clean water a reality!

 

 

Fox Valley Church Walk for Water

userID_4917_originalAvatar_Water_Walk_2014Fox Valley Church of Christ in Wisconsin has been fundraising for The Water Project for years and has helped fund 3 water projects! They host a Walk for Water which is always a huge success!

“We fundraise because we believe that all life is precious. No one can have life without water.We fund raise because if we claim to be Christian, then we must embrace the responsibility to help those that we can. Please join us in bringing water…bringing life. ”

Because of their support, Mahiakalo Primary School will soon have a rainwater harvesting tank and new latrines!

Thank you Fox Valley Church of Christ and all our fundraisers for making clean water a reality for so many!