Family photo 2013

Family photo 2013

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm headed to the Desert of Clark County Today...

Vegas baby!

But, I've got water in India on my mind.

It's World Water Day and The Adventure Project has an amazing opportunity today to partner with The Prem Rawat Foundation who is generously willing to match donations up to $10,000 for a program that trains local people to repair broken wells in their own communities, and beyond. This could make for a $20,000 day today folks. Big money.

Did you know?
*One 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. Unacceptable.
*Instead of drilling more wells, we can use our charitable gifts as well 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. ~Taken from Jody Landers' blog
You can read more about it, in really simple, easy to understand terms, here. Go on, it won't take long!

Then, when you're all excited and convinced, you can go here and donate. I am!

1 comment:

JamesBrett said...

i can't tell you how many non-working pumps and wells i pass on any given day.

and, as a result, i can't tell you how happy i am that you're supporting a group who trains mechanics, rather than installing more pumps.

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