$3173 of $3000 raised
I first heard about the water crisis in South Sudan a few years ago. It is hard to imagine the life these people face. We are readily caught up small concerns of our own, and few of us can comprehend the severity of problems like those in South Sudan. For us, clean, fresh water is a given. But the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought this issue to attention of the American public.
For half of each year, the people of South Sudan experience a dry period so severe that it forces many to abandon their homes to search for water. Women and children must trek miles daily to collect water from marshes, ditches, and hard-dug wells, water which is often contaminated with parasites and bacteria. With no other choice, drinking this water causes widespread pain, sickness, and even death.
Where safe, clean water flows, education, economic development, and health spring up. When a well is dug, it gives the Sudan people work. It allows people to stay in their villages during the dry season so they can work and prosper. No longer spending hours walking to find water, women and children are able to use that time to get an education.
Would you help me celebrate my 50th birthday by doing something to help? My ambitious goal is to raise enough money to fund the drilling of a new well in a village that badly needs clean water.
Please consider giving any amount you can, from $5.00 to $5,000 (or even more). Your contribution will make a difference, improving the lives of many people for whom fresh water is so essential.
Thank you in Advance.
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