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Linda L Young$34.00
Lyndsey Rich$10.59
Maria Perez$5.00

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I am a sophomore at Cabot High School, and for my Pre-AP English class, each student is required to do a project to help or spread awareness of their topic. As for my topic, it is about the water scarcity in African countries.

Here are some quick facts about the water scarcity in Africa

  • majority of water sources are either polluted or contaminated
  • Every minute a newborn dies from an infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment.
  • 85% of all diseases in African children under 5 are caused by water-borne illnesses
  • 30,000 children die each day from contaminated water
  • 319 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are without access to improved reliable drinking water sources
  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases
  • The physical and time burden of water hauling was found to fall primarily on women and girls who make up 72% of those tasked with fetching water.

    I hope you'll consider joining me to fund a water project. With your gifts and your help rallying support, we can provide clean, safe and reliable water to a community in Africa.

    Today, too many children suffer needlessly - walking miles for dirty water that makes them sick. You and I can change that. Please make a donation and then help me spread the word.

    Lyndsey Rich
    Donated $10.59 on 04/03/18
    Proud of you for this project Ying!

    The Water Project is a U.S.-based charitable organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world.

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    How this works

    Dirty water impacts health, education, women, and income. Providing a reliable and safe water source allows communities to thrive.

    The Water Project provides access to safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Together, our support can end the water crisis and restore hope, one community at a time.

    The coolest part? We'll all get to see our impact! Every gift is directly linked to a specific water project and community. We'll receive updates including photos and stories, maps and more!

    Lives change when communities gain access to clean water. Let's experience it together. Make a donation to my fundraising campaign today!