11 April 2011 in

It Matters Monday

APRIL 11, 2011

Well well, it's that dreaded day of the week again.

This week I decided to help Ashley out and donate to her charity: water campaign. I can definitely get behind clean drinking water for those who don't have access to it. Water is essential for so many things that dictate our well being, yet we take it for granted.

charity: water is actually a pretty great organization, this is taken directly from their site:

It’s hard not to think about water today. In the western world, we face growing concerns about our stewardship of the world’s most precious resource. There’s talk of shortages, evidence of reservoirs and aquifers drying up, and of course, plenty of people who simply don’t care.

But forget about us.

Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have clean water. 

It’s hard to imagine what a billion people looks like really, but one in eight might be easier. One in eight people in our world don’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can’t imagine going 12 hours without. 

Here, we’d like to introduce you to a few of those billion people. They are very real, and they need our help. They didn't choose to be born into a village where the only source of water is a polluted swamp. And we didn’t choose to be born in a country where even the homeless have access to clean water and a toilet. 
We invite you to put yourself in their shoes. Follow them on their daily journey. Carry 80 pounds of water in yellow fuel cans. Dig with their children in sand for water. Line up at a well and wait 8 hours for a turn. 

Now, make a decision to help. We’re not offering grand solutions and billion dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. For about $20 a person, we know how to help millions.

Start by helping one

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18 Comments So Far:

  1. That is a beautiful post and a great idea. Have a sunny Tuesday, darling

    Ps: Hope you had a chance to enter in our super cute Ruche GIVEAWAY!

  2. Thanks very much :)

    I actually haven't had a chance, I'm in the midst of finals so my time is limited...but not for long. I did quickly check out their site though, really cute stuff!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wow. The lack of potable water is one of my biggest fears. All because of a 1980s show, Highway to Heaven.

    Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Happy Sunday to you!

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