Water Changes Everything – How you can help!

Posted by at Dec 19, 2012 6:00 am

Carly here – sorry we’re late! Julie will post tomorrow. :)
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A blogger friend of the Plotmonkeys, Limecello (she often posts here) is in year three of her SMSG – SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SOCIAL GOOD – fundraising drive and this year’s recipient is the very worthy charity, “charity: water”. It’s an effort where the Romance Community comes together to make a difference and help out a charity.

To quote from Lime’s blog on Make a Difference Day:

Some of you might have heard of charity:water when Rachel Beckwith’s tragic story made the news. She was an amazing little nine year old and her story made me cry. I spent a lot of time researching reputable international charities, and I love that charity:water is so transparent. I think it’ll be fun to check what our little ALBTALBS drive does too.

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INFORMATION:
Did you know that:

~ 100% of all public donations directly fund water projects, and they prove every dollar using photos and GPS coordinates on a map

~ 800 million people around the world don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water

~ That is one out of every nine people

~ More people die from lack of clean water and sanitation each year than are killed by all forms of violence, including war

~ 90% of the deaths that result from diarrheal disease occur in children under five

~ About every nineteen seconds a mother loses her child to a water related illness

~ In sub-Saharan Africa 16 million hours each day are spent by women collecting water. This takes time away from work, school, and family.

~ 10% of disease could be reduced with improved access to clean water, sanitation, hygiene education, and water resource management.

~ $1 invested in water becomes $4-12 dollars for the local economy

~ Communities choose a small group of people to oversee each completed charity: water project. Equal numbers of men and women are encouraged to be included. These Water Committees are often the first chance women have to take on elected leadership roles.

~ The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.

~ Feeding our world takes up to 90% of our freshwater withdrawals but many people in developing nations still don’t have access to enough water for irrigation.

~ $65 brings water to one person.

~ charity:water matters, and it helps. Read “Will the Beautiful Women of the World Please Stand Up” (this made me cry).

6 Comments

6 thoughts on “Water Changes Everything – How you can help!

  1. 1
    Limecello says:

    Thank you so much, Carly!
    Oh – and there are prizes too – giveaways for people who comment. There are a number of widgets from rafflecopter, so I hope everyone checks it out.
    And hey – if you’ve commented before go check out the progress and leave your current two cents please ;)

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    Paula R. says:

    This sounds like a great charity.

    Lime, you always find such great ones. Will share this on FB AND TWITTER.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  3. 3
    katie says:

    I love this organization. Go limecello!

  4. 4
    Donna M says:

    This is very worthy of everyones attention. Thanks. :applause:

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    LSUReader says:

    :bananaangel: It’s great to see Lime’s cause getting more promotion. I read about it and donated quite a while back. Water–such a simple thing to us, but so precious to so many.

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    MaryC says:

    Hope you reach your goal, Limecello!

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