We are proud in our partnership with Wellspring Living and The Make It Zero campaign in the fight against child-sex trafficking. We would also like to thank MELT for spearheading this effort. From Atlanta to Africa, poverty is a reality for too many people. Make It Zero encourages and offers realistic examples of how to make a difference in our own communities. If you are interested in learning more about the movement, please visit Amazon for the release of the new book this week.
Imagine getting up tomorrow and going to the kitchen sink for a glass of water…only nothing comes out. You shuffle to the bathroom sink thinking, “There must be something wrong with the faucet,” but no water is flowing there either. After trying all of the taps in your home, you realize YOU DON’T HAVE WATER!
What would you do? Call the water company? You don’t have a water company. Go to the store? Stores don’t carry clean water.
By 5pm your toilet is backed up and creating a health hazard for your family, no one has showered, you have dirty dishes in the sink that are attracting bugs and 5 loads of laundry are waiting to be done. Oh and you haven’t gone to work yet because you’ve had to walk to the local lake for water.
You’ve boiled it but still aren’t sure it’s safe to use. What would you do? Would you drink it? You would if that’s all you had…and that’s exactly the situation many Rwandans are in, and that’s why Ten for 10 is committed to help bring clean water to thousands in need.
Study after study shows that access to clean water increases health, provides better sanitation & allows kids to go to school instead of spending 1/2 their day collecting water. In fact, it even increases economic prosperity. ($1 investment in water = $8 of economic growth.) Water is such a primary need that everything you do depends on it.
But that’s exactly what 1 in 6 people face EVERY day. On average, women and children in Rwanda spend 4 hours a day collecting water to clean, bathe, drink, cook and grow food. Many times from contaminated streams and water sources.
With YOUR help we’re changing that! Due to your generosity, clean water, better restroom facilities and education as to why hand washing can prevent the spread of disease is happening in communities throughout Rwanda. Thank you for helping us give the gift that truly keeps on giving: WATER.