In my own words...
It is 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. I KNOW, you are right, I should be sleeping. I am sitting and writing a fundraising page. You are probably thinking that I MUST be out of my mind. NOT really. This is my story. Be Careful what you wish for, for you just never know it might just happen. It was this week or last week or the week before sitting in my office at work and a thought came to me. I thought to myself, that ONE person can make a difference, and with the help of MANY we can create CHANGE. Things do not have to be the way they are. We have the POWER in our hands. To ACT... I thought able WATER. The need for CLEAN WATER in the world. I thought about FUNDRAISING. I began to brainstorm the different possibilities. I thought about creating a FASHION show and inviting families and friends.
I even thought about TUTORING.BUT never thought about CREATING a fundraising page until... UNTIL today, at 4:00 am.... I tossed and turned, I just couldn't sleep. My mouth was very dried, never before. I couldn't sleep, so I got up and used the washroom. I came back to bed, still. I led back down and tried to sleep but no GO. It was a strange feeling. My month was so dried that I had no saliva in my month. I was THIRSTY. I couldn't be bothered to go downstairs but TRUST me, had I not gone downstairs to get a glass of WATER, I know that I couldn’t have sat on the computer and writing to YOU. As I was pouring the WATER, I felt something telling me that I must ACT now. Find out HOW, DONATE do something. So here I am writing my FUNDRAISING page at 6:00 a.m. Think what you want to think, believe what you want to believe, BUT this ACT is what I BELIEVE, RAISING funds to build wells all around the world, starting by a community at a time. PLEASE JOIN ME. ONE LOVE.
|"Patricia Otchere's Fundraising Page"
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.