The Future of Water

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60% Raised of $200,000 Goal

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The Story

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 31, 2012

“Water is medicine.”

~ Karen Nilsen, M.D.

 

Children need water, food, and shelter ~ plus, of course, a lot of love and encouragement ~ to grow and thrive. So when children drink water that is unsafe ~ on a daily basis ~ it literally changes their life. It alters their future.

 

In a recent (2012) study of tap water in schools in Calcutta, India, Splash found that 71% of water (directly from the schools' faucets) tested positively for total coliform and 55% tested positively for E.coli. This is water in schools (!) just to be clear.

 

For decades now, there have been noble intentions and efforts in global water relief. But children have been left in the margins. The shape of the water crisis is different for kids.

 

The Future of Water includes a laser focus on kids, in urban areas, in extreme poverty. It affects girls becoming women, kids being kids, and young people staying in school (rather than missing out on education due to stomach bugs).

 

The Future of Water includes us all. We can make a huge difference, right away, for years to come.

 

 

 

Learn more at Splash.org

Pick a team and donate now!

(Choose from one of the teams on our leaderboard below. Members of the team that raises the most money will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 Splash canteens!)

 

 

MUSIC CREDIT: Many thanks to The Dodos for donating the amazing music for the video on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Leaderboard Top Individuals
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CLEAN WATER, GANGNAM STYLE!

Amount Raised:

$3,445

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Let's Clean Water for Kids

Amount Raised:

$6,463

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Give the gift of clean water!

Amount Raised:

$1,180

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Vijay Talwar

Amount Raised:

$9,530

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Alem

Amount Raised:

$13,550

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Jharana

Amount Raised:

$20,764

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Kamol

Amount Raised:

$10,169

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Lien-Hua

Amount Raised:

$10,095

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Lisa's Splash Campaign

Amount Raised:

$0

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RAINWATER FOR THE POOR

Amount Raised:

$0

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Rebecca's Ladies Night In

Amount Raised:

$4,428

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Sunee

Amount Raised:

$21,600

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Thanh

Amount Raised:

$10,035