BENEFITING: UNICEF USA
India is suffering an extreme lack of water. With a population of 1.3 billion, the demand for water is very high. Many houses don't have a sewage system that supplies them with fresh water, leaving them the only option of going to the rivers. But, many rivers in India are polluted because people use them as a holy site, open sewage drainage, and processing plants. Sometimes, a river can become so polluted that the chemicals sit on the river like foam (picture 6). For example, the capital of India, New Delhi, dumps 58 percent of its waste into the Yamuna river (picture 7). Every year, about 600,000 Indian children die of diarrhea or pneumonia, often caused by toxic water or poor hygiene. As you can tell, the water supply is dangerously low, and is expected to fall 50 percent below demand by 2030, and run out by 2050. This matter is very dear to our heart knowing that our family in India could be suffering from a lack of water. Every time I go to India I see so many people who are begging for water, or taking water from a well, and after doing some research I realized exactly how many people were suffering from a lack of water in India. I felt the need to help them receive a sufficient of water, knowing that without water, I wouldn't be able to survive either. We want to give everyone the chance to live with a sufficient amount of fresh water. The money we raise for this cause will go to UNICEF. UNICEF is a non-profit organization, and we chose to give our raised money to that charity because it's been known to help people around the world, and we know we can trust it. Specifically, the money we raise will go to the water, sanitation, and hygiene section. In fact, when UNICEF first started this section, their first project was helping people face a drought in Northern India. The money we raise from your donations will help save thousands of people's lives. This is the beginning of my project, but after the fundraiser I'm hoping too be able to inform other people of the necessity of water in India through public speeches, and even get involved.Thank you for you generosity.
-Naomi and Uma