Niger is the poorest country in the world where contaminated water kills innocent victims, most often infants and young children. The burden of getting water falls upon women and girls who walk back-breaking miles every day to find water. The result? Girls don't go to school and women can't work productively to generate income. 100 percent of of our combined gift goes to drilling wells, where it only takes $30 to provide one person a lifetime of safe water!
And here's how your investment gets even more amazing. World Vision is our partner in Niger, where they multiply our donation by five times to provide the technology and training need to drill the well, organize village maintenance with both women and men responsible, teach micro-finance skills for women, and begin schools for girls.
A heartbreaking one in seven children dies before the age of five in Niger due to disease from dirty water. With a simple gift, we can reach out and sustain their humanity through clean water, health, and education. Please help! With my deepest appreciation -- Julie