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Community Water Solutions

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BENEFITING: Saha Global

EVENT DATE: Dec 27, 2011

Brittany Bieber

THE STORY:

 

Did you know that:

- Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from waterbourne illnesses.

-1.8 million people die each year from preventable waterbourne disease. 90% are children under the age of 5.

-An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country uses in a whole day.

-Every 19 seconds a mother loses one of her children to a water related illness

-Even though about 70 percent of the earth's surface is covered by water, less than 1 percent is available for human use.

-884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people

-The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns

-443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases

-Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a waterrelated  disease

 

I was so surprised the first time I heard these facts! I had never really considered that my easy access to clean water was something I should be gratefeul for and something people around the world lacked. In order to help more people gain the access to clean water that I have enjoyed my entire life, I will be travelling to Ghana this winter break (Dec. 28-Jan. 17) in order to establish a sustainable water treatment business in a rural village. The amazing non-profit that has made all this possible is Community Water Solutions. As a CWS fellow, my job is not only to travel to Ghana for three weeks and implement a sustainable water system but to raise awareness in my community and ask you to partake in this journey with me by contributing whatever possible. Together we can make access to water a universal right, one village at a time. I sincerely thank you for coming to this page and reading about my most recent endeavor and hope you will consider a donation. 

Thank you!

 

"What truly makes the CWS idea new and innovative is that we implement for-profit water businesses that are owned and operated by the communities we serve and use low-cost local technologies. This distinctive combination empowers people in rural areas to take control of their own water quality. As a result CWS is uniquely positioned to provide a sustainable source of safe drinking water in rural areas." 

http://www.communitywatersolutions.org/

 

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$1,825

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  • Anonymous

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  • Justin Bonilla

     

  • CX Dougherty

    $50

  • Michelle Alvarez

    $30

  • Ali Miller

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $765

  • Mario Licato

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $460

  • EVENT

    $100

  • Chudzik Family

    $50

  • Mary DiGangi

    $100

  • Tina Vega

    $25

  • Rich & Kelly

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73% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,825 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Bieber

Amount Raised

$1,825

 

73% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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CX Dougherty

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Michelle Alvarez

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Donor Comments

Rich & Kelly

Rich & Kelly

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tina Vega

Tina Vega

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Mary DiGangi

Mary DiGangi

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Chudzik Family

Chudzik Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

EVENT

EVENT

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $460

5 years ago

Mario Licato

Mario Licato

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $765

5 years ago

Ali Miller

Ali Miller

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Michelle Alvarez

Michelle Alvarez

DONATION: $30

6 years ago