In the United States, we take for granted the availability of water. When we are thirsty, we can grab a glass and go to the sink, turn on the faucet, and expect clean water to quench our thirst. In some countries, people do not have the same luxury.Here are some statistics about water from thewaterproject.org:
"Nearly a billion, 884 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa."
"1 in 8 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water."
"Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease."
For more statistics, click here: http://thewaterproject.org/water_stats.php
For our (Samantha, Sophia, and Alyssa) CAS project, we hope to raise at least $5,000 to go towards building a well in Africa. We will be holding fundraisers and would really appreciate your support. With your help, we can give a village a means to obtain clean water and make a difference!
Above picture from http://news.rediff.com/slide-show/2009/jul/01/slide-show-1-failed-nations-index.htm#13
|01/03/14||Laura Beck||$23.00||Great project. Wish I could give more.|
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.