Thank YOU! Clean Water for Hope Shines!
August 23, 2016
BENEFITING: HOPE SHINES INC
Hope Shines has a brand NEW learning center where children ages 7-13 will come for after school programs twice weekly during the school year and 3 times weekly during school holidays; that's over 100 times annually children will be at the Hope Shines Center providing them an outlet for mentoring and a safe place to learn! Children can also pass by the center on their way to and from school or on weekends and drop in even on "non-session" days.
As a part of the NEW center Hope Shines is campaigning to get TWO Lifestraw Community Water Filters so the children can have access to clean water year-round. Lifestraw Community is a chemical free filtration system that has the capacity to filter 20 liters of water at a time and has 4 spigots. The chemical free filtration system removes 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.999% of viruses and 99.99% of protozoan parasites. The Lifestraw Community Filter will remove dirt and cloudiness, it meets the highly protective category by World Health Organization and the United States EPA drinking water standards.
Three (3) million people in Rwanda do not have access to clean water and over 600 children die every year due to preventable diarrheal diseases caused by poor water. By having clean water at the Hope Shines center we will be reducing school absenteeism and improving their health by preventing children from getting waterborne diseases. Additionally, the Hope Shines children can be strong advocates of safe water and hygiene at home and when they go to school. Help us make this dream of providing clean water to our Hope Shines children and donate to the campaign today!!!