Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Water Day :: 3.22

I never think about how simple it is to turn on the faucet, fill up my Brita filter, and have a cold, refreshing glass of water.

I don't think about the gallon of water I use each time I brush my teeth, the 10 gallons I use for each load of laundry, or the 20 gallons I use each time I run the dishwasher.

Can you imagine having to think about how you are going to get just one small cup of clean drinking water?

ProblemOne third of all handpumps installed in the last twenty years in developing countries are now broken. And 4,000 children die every day because of lack of clean drinking water. We feel that’s unacceptable. So we’re thinking differently.
SolutionInstead of drilling more wells, we’re using our charitable gifts for something revolutionary – to train and employ handpump mechanics. The mechanics earn an income, bringing themselves out of poverty, and they save lives – turning water back on for thousands of people each year.

I challenge each of my readers to give just $20 to help these people in India.

{ Click here to donate }

100% of every donation is tax-deductable, and will support The Adventure Project’s Keep It Clean Campaign for India.

Go change the world...

original photo {via} edited by me

1 comment:

Carrie said...

That's awesome Natalie. I just gave!

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