Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22 is World Water Day

Today is World Water Day- a day to remember that people all over the world struggle for access to clean drinking water.  There are many charities doing work around the world to help bring clean water to people who need it- one of those is The Adventure Project. Here's a bit about what they're doing right now:

ProblemOne 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.
SolutionInstead 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.

 The Adventure Project is trying to raise $10,000 today to put toward this solution- here's how things are going so far!

I know times are tight for lots of people, but please, make a donation if you can. It's 100% tax deductable and will support The Adventure Project's Keep It Clean Campaign for India.

Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post. Just passing on information about a good cause!