I am so happy for what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has done by not only making people aware of it, but also raising money for a cure. What it has also brought to my attention, along with the drought here in California, is how much we take our water for granted. I remember my trip to Kenya a few years back when they told me "Do not use the water, even to brush your teeth, it will make you sick." I then realized that the people living in the slums drank that water or even worse water everyday. Each "home" in the slums that I was able to visit was bare except for a few essentials, one of these essentials being a place to boil their water. It has really come to my attention of how much water we waste during the day. On average each person uses about 80-100 gallons of clean water per day. All I'm asking for is your help to provide even half of that luxury to a village in need of clean water. My goal is small but there is always room to grow. I challenge you to donate to The Water Project to help provide clean, safe drinking water for a village in need. Maybe one day they will be able to participate in their own Ice Bucket Challenge :)
|08/27/14||Brittany Peters||$115.00||For all the kids I met while traveling in Kenya.|
Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?
Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!
Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.
The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.
Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.
Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.