In Africa they say, “Water is Life.” About 768 million people in the world lack access to safe water.
It is the number one preventable cause of death in the world. Women and children often walk 6 miles or more each way two to three times a day to gather water that isn’t even safe to drink, water that could kill them.
Through Team World Vision, $50 will provide clean water for one person for a lifetime!
On Sunday, June 21st (Father’s Day), I’ll be swimming-biking-running with Team World Vision to help provide clean water for communities in Africa. The needs are real, but there is something we can do!
Will you donate to provide clean water for 1, 2, 3, or even more people in Africa?
Together we can help change lives in Africa across Ghana, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia.
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The Race: On June 21st I’ll swim-bike-run in the Clackamas Cove Triathlon (you’re welcome to join me). 1 Last year was my first attempt at a triathlon; this time I want to not only place first in my age division, but more importantly: reach this goal of providing clean water for 30 people in Africa? Will you join the team?
World Vision has the largest privately funded water initiative on the continent of Africa.
Clean water is a problem for which there is a solution. World Vision is the leading organizations bringing clean/safe water to communities in Africa a sustainable way. When a community gains access to clean water:
- Child mortality rates can be cut in half
- Children enrolled in school can increase by as much as 80%
- Women can begin working to provide for their family
- Individuals and communities are changed in almost every way