Some friends of mine Gabe and Livvy are raising money to help build a well in Africa so people can have clean water. I think Gabe and Livvy are great people. They are really nice, and look out for each other, and look out for other people around them. They are the kind of people I want to hang out with.
The village they are helping is in Niger and has about 120 families. Even the kids have to walk 6 miles a day to get dirty water. If I had to carry dirty water for 6 miles a day I wouldn’t feel so happy because it would probably be really heavy and it would make me really tired. They use this water to wash, cook, and clean. But, it’s gross water.
And, when the kids have to go help with getting water, they can’t go to school. It is bad they can’t go to school because they need the education to help them to grow a good life. With the fresh water, that will help them be able to go school.
So, when Gabe and Livvy learned about this problem, they wanted to do something about it. I think it’s important for this village to get clean water because they’ve been drinking dirty water for most of their lives. So, I think some fresh water would be wonderful.
Gabe and Livvy are working to raise $13,000 to give to Samaritan’s Purse to make this well. We’ve been talking for a couple months now about their project and they are doing a Water Walk Challenge in a couple of weeks.
They are asking kids from their area to raise money and then they will do a water walk. They will have each kid carry a gallon of water for 2 miles to show people what is is like to have to carry all that water for a long time. Since we don’t live near each other, I want to help them raise money and sponsor kids who are not able to raise money, but still want to be a part of the walk.
I am sure the water walk is going to be fun for the people who are there because people will be with their family and friends. But, it also might be really tough, but worth it, to see how the people in the village need to carry water every day.
I am already doing Lemonade Stands, have talked to my church, and I’m talking to other businesses about donating money. But, will you also help me? My goal is to raise $3,000 since they had to raise their fundraising goal from $10,000 to $13,000 for this project. I really, really, really want to see them raise enough money because I think clean water is important.
If you will help me help my friends help the people in Niger, please click on the Paypal button on the right side of my website to donate. This is a really short fundraiser and will only go through the end of this month. Please also find me on Facebook so you can see what happens.
I’m grateful we have clean water to drink, cook with, clean with, bathe with, and to even fill up a pool. Why are you grateful for water?