OWAT is a group of 11-12 year old girls (our parents helped us set this up) that wants to make the world a better place. If you want to help and not just turn back to daily life knowing there are people who aren't as lucky as you, then you can donate to our fundraiser.
We want to build a well in an African village that needs water. Our fundraising goal--$5,600--is enough to do just that. This one well would make a big difference in the lives of many people.
As part of this fundraiser, we will have a "Walk for Water" in the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve in April. The walk will cover 3.7 miles, the average distance an African girl must walk to get water--twice a day! For more information about the walk, check this fundraiser website in late March.
Some info about the importance of water and the organization water.org:
Water connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – unlocking education, work opportunities, and improved health for women, children and families across the world. Every $60 donated will help provide one family in need with life-changing access to safe water or sanitation.
844 million people — about 1 in 9 — lack access to safe water; 2.3 billion — about 1 in 3 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this and you can help. Together, we can empower families around the world with access to small, affordable loans to make household water and sanitation solutions a reality.
Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation – giving women hope, children health and communicates a future.
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