BENEFITING: Children International
Anikka is a five-year-old girl living in poverty in the Philippines. Her house has dirt floors and is constructed of bamboo and palm leaves. Worse, though, is the fact that her family has no access to running water, nor even a well or pump in their community. Instead, they must obtain their water from a nearby stream. Not only is it back-breaking work to haul in enough water for their needs every day, but the untreated water opens the door for them to contract all manner of diseases and parasites. I would like to change this situation for them and provide them with a safe, reliable source of water.