in pursuit of water.

Posted in charity by Lapismar Swimwear on December 7, 2009
charity : water campaign

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Take away all the clutter of political involvement and grand solutions and you have charity: water, a non-profit organization whose mission is simple and clear: to fund freshwater wells in developing nations as an effort to provide access to safe clean water.

The crisis is not in the shortage of water, but the lack of safe accessible drinking water for children and women who often travel on foot several hours a day to collect water from polluted swamps. Namely 17% of the global population faces this water crisis (WHO, estimation for 2002). Children are most affected by water-related diseases and deaths. But there is hope.

Founder Scott Harrison gives background on how charity : water was born.

Charity : water offers a few ways to get involved:

Start a campaign: give up your birthday gifts, wedding gifts, holiday gifts, or whatever else you can think of that will help bring awareness and raise money to provide clean drinking water and improve living conditions.

Donate :  for $20, you can give one person safe drinking water for 20 years. 100% of your money will go directly to freshwater projects in developing nations.

Sponsor a well : for $5,000, a well will provide a small village of 250 plus people with ongoing freshwater.

Monthly giving donations : from $20 to $500,  you can give a family clean drinking water for 20 years.

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Merchandise & Sponsorship : profits from merchandise not only help spread the word about the water crisis, but also help support the staff at charity : water so they can continue raising money and building wells for the billion of individuals still without drinking water.

Links to more sources:

World Water Council

my charity : water

World Health Organization

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