Love & Water
“Water Is The Driving Force In Nature”- Leonardo da Vinci
Love is another driving force in human nature, like water it has the ability to be pure and powerful, and we need to help each other like we need Love & Water. Water is the lifeblood of the world, and it is hard to appreciate how valuable it is unless you don’t have it.
Worldwide 800 million people do not have access to it and 2.5 billion have nowhere safe and clean to go to the toilet. As a result, 2,000 children die every day from easily prevented diarrheal diseases with countless more unable to attend school. Millions of women are unable to work because they spend so much time collecting water and caring for sick children.- Water Aid
Clean water and sanitation are two issues that I am passionate about. Read the rest of this entry
Today on day 10, the Last Day of our campaign for Water.org through The Mission List, I want to say thank you to all of those who have read my blog, and to congratulate you. Together we have made a difference. 114 people, who did not have access to clean water before we began 10 days ago, now will. Thanks to you! All because of your re-posting, re-tweeting, donations and comments that helped to raise awareness, and funds to make this happen. We have made a difference! If you would like to start your own Water.org campaign, to continue this good work, Dive In!
Click on the photo below to watch the short water.org video.
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……As single drops of water fill a bucket, so do small deeds of good.
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A diverse group of bloggers was assembled by The mission List to join forces in a Water.org campaign 10 Days 10 Lives. Our goal over 10 days was to collectively raise enough money to provide 100 people clean water for life. This was a passion project for all of us. Some are mothers who cannot stand the thought of another mother having to lose her child from an easily preventable disease due to unclean water. Others have families who have been directly impacted by the lack of access to water, or they are travelers who have seen first hand the challenges of developing nations in water crisis. So for nine days we have blogged, tweeted, and posted in all our social media outlets, raising awareness and funds towards our goal. And we did it! By day 9 we have reached our goal of providing clean water to 100 people, and 13 more! Now with one day left we are inspired! We are inspired by what we were able to achieve together as a group. Now we want to see how far over that goal we can get by the end of our campaign tomorrow. $25.00 can provide clean water for life for one person, and there is still time to donate. Below is a shout out o all of the amazing bloggers who participated along side me in this campaign! It is truly amazing what can be achieved by small acts of good when pooled together.
Although we reached above and beyond our goal, there are so many others in need of water resources, and you can still help with us
until tomorrow night, or as always with Water.org
Below is a shout out to all of the bloggers who worked to reach our goal! Congratulations ladies!
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Years ago in The Congo, I was waiting in line to collect water when my friend snapped this picture. Finding a water source, collecting water, and then carrying the heavy full jugs back to camp were part of the daily necessity in many of the areas we went through in Africa. We would then boil it or treat it with iodine tablets to make sure it was potable, an intestinal parasite could be deadly for us so far from medical facilities, as it still is today for much of the world population.
The Author Collecting Water in The Congo
Girls Carrying Yellow Water Jugs in The Congo Photo by Elizabeth Atalay
Like these young girls in this village in the Congo:
millions of women are prohibited from accomplishing little more than survival. Not because of a lack of ambition, or ability, but because of a lack of safe water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs. – water.org
Women collecting water in The Congo Photo by Elizabeth Atalay
I returned home from six months of overland travel through the African continent changed by my experience. Yet I easily slipped back into the ease of turning on the tap for water, showering daily, and the luxury of a flush toilet instead of the woods. The women from those areas without any of the above, and their daughters, continue to struggle with those daily inconveniences. Water.org has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.
I have joined The Mission List and Water.org in a ten day challenge to raise awareness about water issues, and help raise funds to change peoples lives. If we work together we can end this crisis in our lifetime. Only $25 brings one person clean water for life. My goal is in ten days to provide water for life to at least ten people. I’d love for you to join me by spreading the word, donating to The Mission List fundraiser, starting your own fundraiser, or just learning more about the water crisis. Together we can make a difference.
Have you heard what Matt Damon is involved in now? Click on the picture below if you’d like to hear him explain!
Click photo to play Video. Video and information provided by Water.org
Matt Damon is a total stud. He Co-Founded Water.org with Gary White in 2009, and let’s face it, Men who give back to society like that are just plain sexy. Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector.
I am helping Matt Damon out, because I know that together we can make a difference! Starting yesterday, for ten days I am posting about water to help raise awareness on this issue that impacts so many lives. Every twenty seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness. Just $25 can provide clean water for life. You can help me raise awareness by spreading the word through your own social media, re-post on Facebook, re-tweet on twitter or share on Pinterest.
Yesterday I began ten days of working with The Mission List to raise awareness, and funds for water.org. You can help by spreading the word , donating to my fundraiser , start your own fundraiser, or just learning more about the water crisis. Together we can make a difference.
Only $25 brings one person water for life and in these ten days I will be trying to raise enough money to help change the lives of ten people. I’d love for you to join me.