One third of all hand pumps 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.
Instead 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.
This is where the Adventure Project comes in, it helps maintain & fix wells that have already been built. 1/3 of the wells that have been built in these impoverished countries need maintenance. Some are over 20 years old & they need to be fixed so that people can access clean water. These jobs will go to the local people of these villages. It is a win-win.
Pretty cool, huh?
So, when I was asked if I would post about this on my blog,of course I said yes. I am all about using my little blog to help make a difference in someone's life across the world by raising money for clean water.
If the Adventure Project can raise $10,000 on March 22nd, The Prem Rawat Foundation is going to MATCH it. We now have a chance to raise $20,000 in 24 hours to benefit the Keep It Clean campaign, making it possible to fix broken wells and turn water back on for approximately 600 people each month!
In honor of World Water Day, would you consider donating $1, $5, $10 or $20 to The Adventure Project? Would you be willing to trade spending $5 on a Starbucks and instead donate $5 for clean water?
YOU can help make a difference this World Water Day.
Click HERE to make a donation!
***Edited on 3.22.11 at 9:00 pm***
A total of $11,390 from 321 people in 24 hours was raised, plus a $10,000 match from The Prem Rawat Foundation! Amazing!