I have been running with Hope Water Project since 2013. The first two years I ran the full marathon (26.2 Miles) and the last two I ran the half. This year I am doing the full again, so this will be my 4th full marathon in total! I am excited and blessed to be healthy enough to be able to do something not only for me but for those that are in need. My life's work has been centered around helping others.
This year I went on a trip of a life time, I started with a mission trip in India - it was amazing. But seeing the lack of sanitation, you have a better understanding that their water is not safe to drink, and it completely broke my heart. After India I traveled throughout southeast Asia. To see how people first hand live with nothing but yet so happy with what little things they have really made me realize that as Americans we are blessed. We get to wake up everyday and have endless options of clothing, food, and what we want to drink, while in most of the world those aren’t even options. Even though that wasn’t my first time traveling abroad, it really opens my eyes and heart every time I travel to see the world that most people here in the USA don’t get to see and to experience poverty in a way that most Americans never experience in their lifetime.
I don’t think that anyone should ever have to go without the basic necessity of life, clean drinking water. The great thing about that is we can do something, every dollar donated right now goes to help give the Pokot people clean drinking water. The great thing about building a well is that the women and girls no longer have to walk for miles to try and find water for their families. Water that is unsafe to drink and shared with local animals. The women will be able to get jobs, the girls can now go to school. The village can stop moving in search for water, they can live around the well and the government will then place a school right in their community. A church will be built and they will be able to have a life unlike they have ever had before. This can only be done by donations from you. Even the smallest donation makes an impact.
It is my hope that you will partner with me and help support the Pokot. A study found that the average American worker spends nearly $14.40 a week on coffee, which does not include the cost of drinking coffee at home. Data is shown to indicate that the average worker spends around $1,100 annually on coffee.
So even if you give up your coffee for a month that will help the Pokot out.
Hope Water Project wrote -
Water is life…and hundreds of millions of people around the world are suffering today because they do not have access to clean water. Hope Water Project is committed to providing clean water by partnering with communities and drilling deep water wells in some of the world’s neediest areas. Our current project is to provide 1,000 new water wells for the Pokot tribe in northwestern Kenya.