How Will You Change the World?

I wonder how far away I got from clean water today?

Since I didn’t leave the house, the answer is pretty easy – about 20 steps.  Any time I get thirsty I stand up, find a clean glass, and turn on the faucet. Easy peasy.  Even when I do leave the house, every building I drive past has clean water, and every gas station would be happy to sell it to me.  But not everyone has it this easy.

Did you know one billion people on this planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water?

That’s billion with a B, as in 1,000,000,000.

And, according to charity:water, “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.”

This seems ridiculous to me, that I can be no more than 20 steps from drinking water, while 1,000,000,000 people  on this earth can’t get to it.  Don’t you think?

What if I told you that you could go HERE to track our progress and give whatever amount you’d like to help us reach our goal?  What if I told you that a $20 would provide one person with clean water for 20 years?  It would be ridiculous not to do that. Don’t you think?

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Guess what?  There’s a bigger picture.

I bet you have thirty friends or acquaintances you could band together with to change someone’s world. You can do more today for people around the planet than you ever could before, probably in the history of the world.

Thirty of us, (thanks to Tyler), are taking 30 days in September and working together, trying to change the world for 1500 people in Africa.

You can join us, or you can find 30 other people and change a different part of the world – so what will you do this month?

4 Replies to “How Will You Change the World?”

    1. Wow! Such a stunning card! This Tilda is adrbloae and I love all of the gorgeous embellishments that you have used. Thanks so much for a chance to enter to win this little sweetheart :)Fiona L x

  1. Donated today and love that your blogging community is shedding some light on the importance and the ability to provide clean water! Nicely done.

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