Today, nearly one billion people – about one in eight – lack access to clean water. Only 2.53 percent of earth’s water is fresh, and some two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and permanent snow cover. More than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related disease; 84 percent are children. The lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. Here in the United States we seem to forget what a gift water is and we take long showers, drink bottled water, and give so much water to recreational and agricultural activities. But we can change this, and make a difference! Our names are Abby Lebowitz and Caroline Hettermann and we are hoping to build a well in a country that needs our help, and save so many lives! We are AP Chemistry students at Bangor High School and recently our teacher, Mr. James, has opened our eyes to the water crisis and shown us how many people are dying everyday because they are unable to get access to clean water. It costs 6500 dollars to build a well in Kenya, we are hoping to get the help of the greater Bangor area and change the lives of so many that are struggling from the Water Crisis.
|Most important resource for the next century
|Meg Teele Rothberg
|every little bit will help you reach your goal
|Wonderful project! Young inspiration, motivation and wisdom - Thanks for sharing your good work from your school to the world.
|Great cause - how much more basic than clean water!
|Excellent worthwhile cause!
|Abby and Caroline, you are about to see how much two people from far away can make a huge difference in peoples lives. You have a great teacher, and I am glad to get you to your first hundred dollars
|Sounds like a wonderful project.
|You're in good company: clean water is one of the primary missions of the Gates Foundation. Great project!
|This is a fantastic idea!
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.