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BENEFITING: Charity: Water

ORGANIZER: Sally

Belinda Smith

THE STORY:

Sophie Diallo DuPuis wrote -

I don't even know to to begin to tell you about all the great things charity: water has already done, this is some information taken from their site, which is a great site by the way. Please stop by their web page to see all they have accomplished and all what they will accomplish with our help; donate what you can, or at the very least spread awareness.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are to children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.

Along their long walk, they're subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.

With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.

In Africa alone, the overall economic loss due to lack of safe water and sanitation is $28 billion, or about 5% of GDP. In areas where gathering water is impossible, small-scale private water distributors charge full market prices, forcing the poorest households to spend up to 11% of their income on life's most basic need. Even this water is most likely contaminated if it has been collected from unprotected rivers or ponds.

The Team: $330 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Hummel

Amount Raised

$120

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Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland

Amount Raised

$100

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Sally Hemp

Amount Raised

$73

 

1% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jordan Foxworthy

Amount Raised

$22

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Katie Bertoglio-Harris

Amount Raised

$15

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Arslan Baig

Amount Raised

$0

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Belinda Smith

Amount Raised

$0

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Ayberk Davutoglu

Amount Raised

$0

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