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Proof Positivity: Carity Water September Campaign

Charity: Water has a goal of raising $1.5 million to build 333 wells in Ethiopia to provide clean water. September matches Charity: Water’s birthday. They are asking everyone born in September to give up presents and ask for money to fund the wells. Founder Scott Harrison asked for his birthday to give $32 donations to build a well in Kenya, Africa instead of gifts. $159,000 was raised and it all went toward three hospitals and one school. 75% of Ethiopia has no access to clean drinking water. They can’t boil water, tree cutting is illegal in much of the north, and firewood is reserved for cooking. There is very little rainfall and this adds to lack of clean water.
charity: water is a non-profit initiative bringing clean water
and basic sanitation to people in developing nations.
a $20 bottle can give a person safe, clean water for 20 years.

4,500 children die each day from diseases caused by a lack of safe
drinking water and proper sanitation

Women and children walk up to six hours to get to water. Most of the time water comes from contaminated sources that is shared with animals. On the trip back home the jugs of water weigh about 40 pounds.


2 Responses

  1. Thank you for calling attention to this most important situation Shirley. The availability of clean drinking water for all has always been one of my pet concerns. It was even my selected “Bloggers Unite” topic back in May. My husband also grew up in a Third World country (Not Africa) and understands the plight completely. The time has come for all of us to wake up! – Nards

  2. @ nards There are so many worth while causes that just get ignored. I’m happy this is one that is near and dear to you. Africa isn’t the only country with this problem. I’m sure I will get to posting about other countries. That’s what I do and believe in. I am a much happier person knowing somehow maybe I helped.

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