BENEFITING: Generosity Global Inc
Did you know that every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease? Many orphans in developing nations have no access to basic survival necessities such as food and clean water. Drinking dirty water is the source of many ailments and can lead to debilitating diseases and even death. According to a recent study by the World Health organization and UNICEF, the lack of clean water and proper sanitation contribute to the death of 4000 children every day. This is an alarming issue! Americans waste 1 Trillion gallons of water each year, according to the Washington Post. I don't think we understand what this number represents. Here's another way to look at it, a trillion gallons of water is enough to fill 40 million swimming pools and 24 billion baths. While we're wasting so much water, many around the world only which they wouldn't have to walk miles away to fetch it. My name is N'Ghana Williams. I've been a Registered Nurse for the past 22 years. I've seen a lot of heartbreaking situations in my lifetime but very few come close to witnessing people die due to a lack of adequate resources such as clean water and proper medical equipments. Without clean water, hospitals can't operate, therefore, sick people will have no chance of survival. I've witnessed first hand the grave reality of lacking clean water. I was fortunate to travel to Cameroon, West Africa, with an organization called “Generosity Global” in 2015. Our mission took us to various villages for the purpose of digging wells so these communities and orphanage will have immediate access to clean water. I will never forget that experience when many children and adults gathered around our team as we inaugurated the first well. Children were applauding, adults were crying, and a spontaneous dance song was birthed straight from the hearts of our children. It was an exhilarating moment. However, when I left Cameroon, I knew that my assignment wasn't completed. While I was in Cameroon, I met a Chief who shared his concern for his people. His main concern was about a nearby hospital in his village, that doesn't have access to clean water. The Chief explained that he had to bury many loved ones because they were sick from drinking contaminated water. Hearing the Chief share the hospital needs absolutely wrenched my heart. If I had enough financial resources at the time, I would have stayed behind and arranged for another well to be built in the hospital compound. But I made a promise to return to Cameroon with enough money to build another well. Friends, I can't fulfill that promise on my own. I covet your prayers and I'm asking that you would join me in this worthy cause. We need to do something. We can't just enjoy our own abundant life and not think about the welfare of our brothers and sisters across the ocean. Water is life. Water is vital to our survival. Clean Water should never be a luxury but instead it should be a basic necessity of life. I intend to do my part, not only by bringing awareness regarding this global water crisis plaguing underdeveloped nations, but also by taking action. You can be a part of the solution by supporting my efforts as I raise enough money to provide wells for villages that have no access to clean drinking water. Any amount you donate will greatly help! I believe that together, we can make a difference and put a dent in this massive water crisis afflicting millions around the world. My mission is to start in Cameroon, one village at a time.