My name is CJ and I am 13 years old. I found out about the water project in school. We had to do a 2 paragraph essay one a scholastic article and I stumbled apon one about a village in Africa. It described the life of a family in this village. They had no clean water for years on end and many people had to drink very dirty and infected water. Many people died because of parasites and waterborne diseases. Then the water project came in and built a well with clean water for the whole village to use.
I thought to myself “What can I do?” This was something I thought of so often i would lie in bed and think of ways I can help. Then I thought of a way to do it. I could sell shirts that had things I like on them (swimming and Eminem) and give a portion of the profit to the water project. Then while meeting with the founder and all the people that volunteer at the water project I was told to make a campaign for extra donations for people who already have one of the shirts but wanted to help more. I hope you can make the decision to help save more and more people. It doesn’t even have to be a donation to help it can be spreading the word or starting your own campaign. Thank you to all the people who are helping me help The Water Project save lives.