“If you give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish he will eat for a lifetime.”
Change that to: “If you give a man a well he’ll drink water for a few years. If you teach a man to repair a well he and his village will drink water for a lifetime.”
That’s what The Adventure Project is proposing. And YOU, yes YOU, can be a part of it!!
They put out a call to bloggers to join forces for one 24 hour period and raise $10,000. This money will help bring clean water to 300 additional people each month. That’s 3,600 people per year!
So, some of us are dedicating our blogs to asking you, our readers, to donate just $20, or whatever you are able to give, to provide training to handpump mechanics so that people can repair their wells in the future.
Let me share with you some information from their site:
Our goal is to find fifty bloggers like us to join our blog-a-thon this Tuesday, and ask ten of their readers donate $20 to The Adventure Project’s Keep It Clean Campaign. Here’s why:
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.
This initiative is taking place TUESDAY, MARCH 22. Please take some time to think about if YOU can join with us and bring clean water to children, parents, grandparents, and give them longer, healthier lives.
I will be posting more on this in the days to come with more links (I didn’t want to overwhelm you all at once!). Please check back and see how YOU can get involved!