For Global H2O – Quenching thirst is a basic human right
Imagine your average daily commute to work. Now imagine that same commute on foot in sweltering heat, through bush, desert and over dangerous roads simply to collect water for drinking or for use in cooking, cleaning and sanitation. Then you make the same trip back with that 20 kg container filled with filthy, contaminated water that is likely a serious threat to you, your loved ones including most importantly the youngest members of your family. This is the time-wasting daily ritual for over 1 billion people on earth, that is one in eight people, who are truly suffering from lack of access to clean drinking water. Most of those suffering and dying are children.
We believe that water should be seen as a basic human right – one that will allow for better health, more time to be economically productive or to build on the basic level of education. In turn this will improve the ability for individuals and families to become economically independent in the dynamic and volatile environments of developing countries.
In 2010 the Global H2O team set out to take concrete steps to quench thirst by adopting a pro-active mindset to support communities in their search for clean water, in their search for a better life. Since then, our team has successfully completed five wells around Kitgum in Uganda, providing life-giving clean water to over 10,000 people in the area. For roughly the price of a liter of bottled water in some developed countries we offer a child access to clean water well into adulthood.
U.N. World Water Day, March 2012
On March 9th we will return to Kitgum with the objective of completing and handing over an additional three wells just in time to celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd.
Through various targeted community events, birthday or special occasion wishes, holiday charity dinners thoughtful individuals and companies have helped us raise enough funds since our last 2-well project in September 2011 to allow us now to put this current three-well-project on the map (our largest single undertaking to date). We thank the ones that have helped make this happen…you!
If you didn’t yet have the chance to support the next project yet and would like to celebrate with us World Water Day 2012 and support our ongoing drilling projects, you can set up a personal goal with your network on Facebook, naming Global H2O as your cause, and collect funds for the villages of Kitgum or naturally click on our website and donate direct.
You can also catch us on Twitter @global_H2O and be sure to stop by our Global H2O magazine on Scoop.it and daily newspaper at Paper.li to learn more about clean water initiatives and news happening world-wide. We look forward to welcoming you!
About Global H2O, the team and the solution
Global H2O is a 100% volunteer organization consisting of a group of clean-thinking, like-minded, adventure-loving, “benefit for good” folks who are dedicated to delivering clean water to needy communities. We are a certified non-profit organization in the United States, Germany, Austria, and England with new countries becoming active in the near future. Most importantly –we act on need NOW with your vital support.
Global H2O canvases for support in form of volunteer or financial commitments in order to find and develop clean water sources with locally empowered training, handover and maintenance. Through contracting with certified local organizations in developing countries we can quickly identify and significantly improve lives with minimal expense and complexity.
Our model is successful thanks to volunteers and donors that oversee the construction of new water wells, instruct in sanitation and water usage and couple this with a handover of education (maintenance, finance, up-keep and hygiene) to local villages, supported by a regular pro-active auditing process.
An estimated $10 or equivalent donation can provide clean water to one person for their lifetime. We understand that the water problem is vast, but our proposed solution is simple and effective. Visit www.globalh2o.org and become a part of the solution now.