It never took too much of an effort to get George Nyatawa to tell stories about growing up in his home country of Kenya. One question, really. You'd ask about the culture and he'd be off, going on, and on, and on with countless memories -- his boisterous laugh captivating you all the more. But there'd always been a hint of gratitude as he concluded. He considered himself lucky.
Others in Kenya, and many other parts of Africa, aren't as lucky. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 780 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water -- and 31 percent of them live in African countries south of the Sahara desert (like Kenya!). The Water Project reports that less than a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a proper toilet.
I hope you'll consider joining us as we raise money to help fund a water project. Just think. We could provide clean, safe and reliable water to a community, completely transforming its future. Today, too many children suffer needlessly -- walking miles for dirty water that can make them sick. We could change this. Please make a donation in honor of George, a proud Kenyan who passed away at age 60 on April 26. Thank you for your consideration!
Oh, and spread the word!
|05/15/16||Matt Murray||$103.20||In loving memory of George.|
|05/11/16||Patty Oltman||$20.88||Jon,To help honor your dad's memory.|
|05/10/16||Omaha World-Herald Newsroom||$95.00||In memory of George Nyatawa from the Omaha World-Herald Newsroom|
|05/04/16||David And Susan Brouillette||$35.29||Our sympathy to the family of George Nyatawa. An honorable tribute in his memory.|
|05/04/16||Andy Rich||$35.29||Much love to you and your family. This is a wonderful and meaningful way to remember your father.|
|05/03/16||Jamie Tills||$34.00||So sorry to hear about your dad but what an amazing way to remember him!|
|05/03/16||Clutter Family||$103.20||What a great way to honor your Dad|
|05/03/16||Trent And Heather Omer||$68.00|
|05/03/16||Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra||$34.00||On behalf of the THSO, we wish you our deepest sympathies.|
|05/03/16||Chad Snow||$70.28||Sorry for your loss, Jon. Very noble cause.|
|05/02/16||Justin and Lindsey||$70.28|
|05/02/16||Bob Glissmann||$12.00||Jon and family -- I'm sorry for your loss. This is a great way to honor George. Bob G.|
|05/01/16||Catherine Nottingham||$34.00||What a wonderful way to honor your loved one's life.|
|05/01/16||Todd Farrell||$70.28||Hey Jon, sorry for your loss. Regards the mailman and mailady|
|05/01/16||Galen and Carrie||$50.00|
|05/01/16||Lori Placzek||$70.28||Sorry for your loss Jon. Great way to honor your Dad!|
|05/01/16||Anonymous||$20.88||Jon, your Dad sounds like a wonderful man. So sorry for you loss. Love Michaela and Bob|
|05/01/16||Adam Scurlock||$34.00||From a Nebrasketball fan|
|05/01/16||Phil And Jenny McHenry||$26.03|
|05/01/16||Laura And Betty Baker||$70.28|
|05/01/16||Jay Roberts||$140.25||Roberts Family|
|05/01/16||Jeff, Lindsay, and Silas Christensen||$68.00|
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.