For my whole life, my loved ones and I have been fortunate enough to have clean drinking water accessible to us at all times. I am extremely thankful for this seemingly simple luxury. However, one in every nine people do not have access to clean drinking water. This is completely unacceptable and needs to be changed.
My name is Anna Maria Spirou. As a student at Binghamton University, I am apart of the club Engineers Without Borders. Our club is working with Amazon Promise, a non-profit organization that focuses specifically on bringing medical attention to Northeastern Peru, in an effort to bring clean water to the village of Hipolito. In order to help Hipolito, we will build a rainwater harvesting system in the village. Harvesting rainwater is the most effective way to make clean water accesible in small villages. It is the most sustainable and maintainable option. This means that the rainwater harvesting system we build should be able to be used for a very long time!
This is an amazing opportunity to help the people of Hipolito in a big way. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and used to truly make a difference. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon Promise wrote -
The combination of safe drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities is a precondition for success in the fight against poverty and hunger (WHO). Each year, 1.6 million people die from diarrheal diseases (including cholera) attributed to lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Amazon Promise, along with its partner organizations, are continuing to look for ways to reduce poverty and improve health in the Peruvian Amazon! Our vision is to install rainwater systems in many more villages. We also want to work with each family in the villages to install the composting bathrooms. With clean water and clean, safe toilet systems, that’s more than half the battle to maintain a healthy successful life.