Monday, November 21, 2011

Charity Water

Recently, I came across a charity that's dedicated to bringing clean water to people around the world. I know it's not necessarily about asylum seekers but everyone should have access to clean water and I just want more people to be aware of this cause. Honestly, I would even argue that access to clean water should be a human right. Charity water funds projects like water facilities in a clinic/school/village. Here is what they have done so far:

In five years, they funded 4,282 projects and helped over 2 million people. I think this cause is very inspiring and I hope you all feel the same way.

1 comment:

Andrew B. said...

A very good topic to bring up. I've learned a lot about clean water rights through the Advent Conspiracy project, a Christian aid organization that seeks to build wells. Below is a summary of what they have on their website. The craziest thing they say is that only $10 billion would solve water problems forever, and that this represents an infinitesimal sum compared to the $450 billion that Americans spent last year(!):

"People are dying from the lack of clean water. In fact, it's the leading cause of death in under resourced countries. 1.8 million people die every year from water born illnesses. That includes 3,900 children a day. The solution to this problem is directly beneath our feet. Drilling a fresh water well is a relatively inexpensive, yet permanent solution to this epidemic. $10 will give a child clean water for life. That's not an estimate. It's a fact. And here's another fact: Solving this water problem once and for all will cost about $10 billion. Not bad considering Americans spent $450 billion on Christmas last year. Our hope is that, by celebrating Christ in a new way at Christmas, the church can serve as the leading movement behind ending the water crisis once and for all.

Advent Conspiracy asks that every church and organization who participates in this program give at least 25% of their offering to the water/redistribution project of their choice. For three years, Advent Conspiracy has partnered with Living Water International to help solve this problem. Oh, and no money comes through Advent Conspiracy."