BENEFITING: Partners In Health
EVENT DATE: Jan 05, 2010
HOURS PLEDGED: 4
We are pleased to announce a new initiative for 2010-2012 that will spread the impact of FOP dollars outside of Penyem and allow FOP donors to improve the lives of poor men, women and children across The Gambia. We have undertaken a $30,000 fundraising campaign for repair of at least two solar-powered water systems that, like Penyem, require only a small investment to become clean water sources for entire communities. The basic infrastructure exists--all that is needed is a small investment to yield enormous returns in health and economic stability. Please help us move forward with this exciting opportunity by donating to the project, or email us to learn other ways you can help.
According to the WHO, over 13% of deaths in The Gambia are attributable to disease caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene resources. Immediate access to plentiful water from a clean source, such as the water delivery system installed in Penyem, is a proven intervention to reduce the incidence of diarrhea and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. To read more from the WHO's report, Safer Water, Better Health