1 out of 8 people in the world lack access to clean drinking water. Without clean water, 4,000 children die everyday of diarrheal- related diseases, which is more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
One third of all handpumps installed in the last twenty years in developing countries are now broken. And 4,000 children die every day because of lack of clean drinking water. We feel that’s unacceptable. So we’re thinking differently.
Instead of drilling more wells, we’re using our charitable gifts for something revolutionary – to train and employ handpump mechanics. The mechanics earn an income, bringing themselves out of poverty, and they save lives – turning water back on for thousands of people each year.
I’m asking 10 of you to donate $20 to The Adventure Project’s Keep It Clean Campaign. This will help people maintain their own wells, bringing water back to their community. $20 is enough to turn water back on for three people in India.
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