Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

California Drought Inspires Fundraising for The Water Project

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Yarleena is 7 years old and lives in Orange County, California with her parents. Inspired by her story, The Water Project asked if she would answer some questions about her successful fundraising campaign. Yarleena raised more than $500 which helped a community in Uganda.

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Diesel’s Piggy Bank

Chris and Amber Larkins, from Tennessee, share their story about how they became involved in The Water Project and the inspiration they found in their 3 year old son, Diesel. 

DieselThis story was told to us by Chris.

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6 months ago, the Holy Spirit starting putting it on my heart to look into people who were hungry and poor. As I began researching, I found the water crisis was at the root of so many problems: hunger, poverty, education. It all came back to clean water

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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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