Most of us have never had to experience the suffering of real thirst. We've never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch a pale or bucket or glass of water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are 800 million people on the planet who don't have clean water.
It's hard to imagine what 800 million people look like really, but one in nine might be easier. One in nine people in our world doesn't have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can't imagine going 12 hours without.
We'd like to introduce you to a few of those 800 million. They are very real, and they need our help. They didn't choose to be born into a village where the only source of water is a polluted swamp. And we didn't choose to be born in a country where even the homeless have access to clean water and basic sanitary needs.
Creating awareness starts at home!
We challenge you to walk in the shoes of one in nine people in our world, follow them on their daily journey. Carry 80 pounds of water in yellow fuel cans. Dig with their children in sand for water. Line up at a well and wait eight hours for a turn.
Miss out on work, school, playing with friends or cooking with your family by rather walking the distance to get water for your basic everyday needs.
Now, make a decision to help. We're not offering grand solutions and billion dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. We want to bring every(1)NE: water!
(1)NE drop of hope