Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Water Day 2011:: Raising $20,000

Water. It's so simple, right? You get thirsty or need to wash and you go right over to your tap and turn it on. It's not that simple for millions of people around the world. For these people, water means going down to rivers or walking miles and miles to bring home water to use and often this water is unsafe for drinking. Contaminated drinking water is the number one cause of deaths in developing countries. The average distance tha
t women in Africa and Asia walk to collect water is six kilometers and the weight of the water they carry on their heads is about 20kgs - the equivalent to the average airport luggage.

How can we help? What can we do? Well, it's your lucky day. Today is World Water Day. The AdVenture Project is rallying to raise $10,000 for rural villages in India to train locals to repair wells. One third of all hand pumps installed in the last 20 years is developing countries are now broken. 4,000 children die every day because of lack of clean drinking water. The money raised today will train and employ hand pump mechanics. The mechanics earn income, brining themselves out of poverty, and they are saving lives by turing water back on for
thousands of people each year.

If we help raise $10,000 today, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) will match our efforts - doubling the impact in India! Donate $5, $10, $20 for water today! Click here to donate and watch us raise $20,00 for World Water Day!

Last summer we went down to the river one day to play in the water. We caught frogs, fished, and just had so much fun. After I got home and I was looking through my pictures, this one caught my eye. This is my daughter who was playing in the river on a hot summer day, but this easily could have been a picture of her going to the riverside to collect water for her family, something that millions of children and women do each and every day. Help give clean water today!

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