Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are to children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.
We can help.
One fresh water well costs $5,000 to drill and assemble. This will service 400 people for 20 years with fresh, clean, life-giving, water. I’m issuing the challenge to raise this money inside 3 months. Stop. I think we can raise $10,000. That’s fresh water for 800 people for 40 years! That’s changing a generation.
I know it seems like a lot, but listen to this:
If you have 200 friends on Facebook, and each of them gave only $25, one well is already paid for. I know, I’m not naive, not everyone of them will give that amount, but maybe they’ll give $5 or $10? If you ask your friends, and I ask my friends… I think we can do it, together. 100% of the funds raised will go toward the well, Be The Now is not profiting one dime from this campaign.
If 1,000 people gave $10- we could do this!! What do you think? Can you pony-up 10 dollars? I think so, and so can I!
That’s the challenge – 2 wells totaling $10,000. Let’s start a NOW revolution, NOW.
You’ll receive an official tax receipt!
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