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My Charity: Water Birthday

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BENEFITING: Charity: Water

Shanti Kim Kandasamy

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Hey everyone,

It's that time of year again and instead of gifts, I would LOVE for you to donate to my birthday charity for Charity: Water.

It sounds like so simplistic but what everyone takes for granted is still a scarcity in most parts of the world, namely Africa. What Charity: Water does is provide fresh water to them by building wells and providing access to fresh water to people in developing nations. It's crazy to imagine that there are still 800 million people with no access to clean water. 800 fuckin million. While we can just so simply turn on the tap, and have the unappreciated luxury of fresh, clean drinkable water. It's so ridiculous and shouldn't be the case in the world we live in today. A world where money is thrown away so recklessly, where one doesn't bat an eyelid when blowing $20k in a night on champagne, where bankers earn tens of millions in annual bonuses. Yes we live in that world. So let's help this cause. In any way we can, big or small. Every little counts.

100% of your donations will fund clean water projects. Diseases from unsafe water and bad sanitation kill more people than all forms of violence, including war. Isn't that crazy?! Children as especially vulnerable as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. The dirty brown water most of these children drink and bathe in are full of hepatitis A, cholera, e'coli, salmonella typhi, schistosoma and parasites. 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under 5 years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving the water supply, sanitation and hygiene. To learn more about it, check out www.charitywater.org. It's truly a beautiful and imperative cause. And it's my birthday ;)

Thank you for all your heart.

Lots of love,
Shan xx

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