Water:Revolution


It’s 6am, India’s heat index is rising already and the sun has only just risen. A woman walks down a trodden path through brush, fields, streets and filth. A few thoughts plague her mind… It’s not so much the pain from her jug filled with diseased water, or the growing ache in her belly from the tainted water, it’s not so much the fact while she is trudging this water back and forth each day she’s only barely keeping her family alive while the water kills them… no, it’s that her son is sick. He’s 8 years old and yesterday he was playing with his friends, yet somehow today- he can’t move, he can’t eat and he has diarrhea. The thought that plagues her is how she has watched this scene many other times and she is frightened of its outcome… dehydration and disease kills the loved ones of her village and every time the survivors just have to watch.

Typical story for a woman in India; she may be your age, maybe her son resembles yours, he may even have your son’s name, or your name, he may be your sons age. What is the only difference between her family and yours? Water. Her family could live and thrive just as your family does if they had access to it.

It’s tragedy.

The Adventure Project saw this need and decided to do something about it. By partnering with a unique organization in India, they have decided to raise $22,000 to help train mechanics to rebuild wells that are broken throughout the whole country. Men and women alike are gaining an education and then repairing the broken wells bringing water to thousands of THEIR OWN PEOPLE. This is empowerment at its finest.

This program does not just provide water, it provides:

  • Personal dignity
  • Local economy
  • Health
  • Jobs
  • Education

A sustainable solution, these are the things that every human being desires and has a right to.

What I am asking you, is that you take a moment and a few dollars and donate to the initiative that my dear friends and I developed over the past 2 weeks. Donate $20, $30, $50 or $100 and provide life for that little boy in India instead of ignoring him.

You can click on the picture on the left to donate or go here:

My Campaign Page: http://theadventureproject.causevox.com/tiffanyeriksen

To read more about the project in detail go here:

http://theadventureproject.org/typetap

And here:

http://theadventureproject.org/

Don’t let yourself walk away from this opportunity, this initiative has the potential to bring clean water and disease free living to 10,800 people every year.

Let that sink in.

My goal is not $200 like the calculations spell out. I set a goal of $500 because I believe in the people I am connected to, I know that my friends and family believe in change as much as I do. So prove me right, take your lunch allowance this week, make some pb and j’s and donate that to this incredible cause.

P.S. Anything you give is going to be doubled thanks to The Prem Rawat Foundation. Mad love.

Water, like religion and ideology, has the power to move millions of people. Since the very birth of human civilization, people have moved to settle close to it. People move when there is too little of it. People move when there is too much of it. People journey down it. People write, sing and dance about it. People fight over it. And all people, everywhere and every day, need it.

-Mikhail Gorbachev

 

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