Welcome to my project. It was inspired by my teacher
who challenged us to find something that violated Human Rights and meant
something to us. I had to think about that one a bit but soon came to the
conclusion that if I did not have clean water, it would gross me out. I
couldn’t imagine drinking dirty water, showering in water that was dirtier than
me or brushing my teeth with awful tasting water. Eew!
I am in grade 9 and live in Manitoba, Canada. I have
one sibling, a dog, two cats and a cow. Yes, one cow. We live in an area where
we have an abundance of naturally clean water. What I didn’t realize is there
are people on this planet that spend their whole day just searching for water,
any kind of water for their families. Kids drop out of school because of water.
More than a million kids a year die from not getting enough water. One out of
eight people do not have access to clean drinking water. What? That sounds
crazy, but it is a reality.
I have to admit that I have always taken water for
granted. I’ve got water bottles that I can fill up right out of my tap. I can
take a shower every day and feel squeaky clean after. Brushing my teeth is
refreshing. So what can I do? How can I make a difference here in Canada for
those in Africa? I am starting with this project and will take on some others
in order to set my goal.
Everyone deserves the right to a clean environment and
it can start with clean water. Please join me in making someone else’s life happy
and healthy…you might just feel a sense of HAPPINESS yourself.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work
we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: it is
more blessed to give than to receive.
|04/04/15||Grandpa & Grandma||$68.00||We're so glad you're doing this fundraiser.|
|03/21/15||Cheryl Krauss||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/21/15||John Goetz||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/21/15||Nigel Thorne||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/21/15||Gord McMaster||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/21/15||Jim Robinson||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/20/15||Tara-Lyn Mcleod||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/20/15||Chetan Patel||$10.00||Hepson group|
|03/19/15||Nikolai And Melissa Seroka||$70.28||Kristin, I am so proud of you! You have grown up to become such a loving young woman, who selflessly seeks to think of & love others. Awesome job!|
|03/17/15||High School Students/Staff||$23.25||Candy Jar Guess|
|03/16/15||Kristin :)||$50.00||I appreciate everyone joining me in supporting this cause. Thank you :)|
|03/16/15||Julianne Loge||$136.00||fantastic project Kristen! yes, clean water makes a huge difference in the health of kids (and everyone!) lets do this thing!|
|03/15/15||Gord & Melanie Collard||$136.00||We're so proud of you, Missy!|
|03/14/15||Gord McMaster||$206.11||Nice Project Kristin. God Bless you for your inspiration|
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.
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