What 800 million people don't have access to...


Not what you were expecting to read, was it? Yet it's true. Over 800 million people worldwide do not have access to clean and safe water. Something we use way too much of every single day here in the US. According to WaterAid, an organization that helps provide water to people in developing countries; 2000 children a day die because they cannot reach water.

Founded in 1981, WaterAid transforms lives by helping the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with local organizations, communities and individuals, WaterAid uses affordable and locally appropriate solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene education to people in developing countries.

Thankfully, WaterAid has 27 programs across the world, helping bring safe and clean water to those who need it most.
They are offering the gift of life through your choice of the following contributions:

$25 buys safe, clean water for one person, for life.
$50 buys 4 faucets for a village water point
$100 buys a handpump for a community
$150 buys a community their own well, securing water permanently.

Please help. There are so many people who can benefit from your donation. There are many, many times I find myself complaining about an inconvenience like having to log back into my Facebook, or forgetting my email password, or how my fridge "isn't big enough". My best friend and I call them "first world problems". Whenever we find ourselves whining about something so silly and trivial, we just say "first world problem!" and stop complaining. We have it so good, all of us. We have warm homes, running water, a vehicle, a job, etc. To whine about the small things like how my ipad doesn't take good pictures is really just pathetic. 
Now that I've jumped off my soap box...if you do nothing else, simply share this post and hopefully someone will hear this message and step up to help make a difference.
Do it for these people..

I wrote this as part of the Global Team of 200, a highly specialized group of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger, and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this worlds a better place for our children and the world's children.
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