There is certain stuff we take for granted right? One of them is the water that comes out of our taps.
World Water Day is happening this weekend – Sunday 22 March.
I just wanted to share with you a rather startling fact, every year 2 million children die for want of clean water. 2 million. And that’s not taking into consideration the children who are just left ill from drinking dirty water – missing school, unable to help their families, families who already practice a very real balancing act of survival. (Read Diana’s story here)
So you can imagine the difference a well, or a water pipe, could make to a community.
As you know I am a World Vision Blog Ambassador and I have signed myself up for a bit of a challenge – I think it’s totally achievable.. but it requires a village to help – that’s where you guys come in.
My challenge (okay our challenge – you’re now part of this, I promise it’s going to be ace) is to raise $2015 in 2015.
As it’s World Water Day I decided to highlight the issue of clean water and put this exercise into the context of our first world existence. Could you give up that special cafe coffee treat for a day (or a week or a month)? Or maybe it is a different beverage.. maybe you’re craving a green smoothie, a glass of Cristal, a can of coke or a glass of water? If you went without these – what would that not cost you..
Here’s where you get to pay it forward – by giving up your favourite drink you can instead donate the money to World Vision and know that our collective village effort is going to make a life changing impact on a community (on this occasion it’s helping street kids in Tanzania).
Thank you for reading this far – you’re officially totally ace 🙂
And Happy Water Day!
Other Meetoo posts about World Vision.