One third of all hand pumps 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 hand pump 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.
Before we were digging wells, now we are making sure they stay working!
On Tuesday, March 22, recognized as World Water Day, bloggers from around the globe will mobilize, asking their readers to take part in a Water Revolution.The goal is to raise $10,000 in one day to support a well mechanics program in India.This campaign is led by four volunteer bloggers from around the country
If we raise $10,000, we will help mechanics fix hundreds of wells for years to come, turning water back on for 300 people each month
But wait, it gets better!
If we can get 100 bloggers to join us in raising $10,000 on World Water Day, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) will match our efforts – doubling the impact in India.
So I am asking, can you spare $20 for this cause? I know purses are tight right now, believe me, I know. Mine sure is. But this cause is a good one. For me it means one less dinner out this month or putting off getting those new sandals one more month. It is worth it to me. Will you join me?