I have been fortunate to be associated with WaterCan for eight years - six years as Board member and more recently as its Chair. It has been a wonderful experience to watch this dynamic and cost effective organization at work and to work with its competent and dedicated staff.
Access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation should be a fundamental right of everyone. Nearly 1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water and a further 2.6 billion lack access to basic sanitation, like toilets and latrines. This is a basic cause of global poverty and contributes to a wide range of dibiliting diseases. At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by people suffering needlessly from water- and sanitation-related diseases.
I believe that everyone deserves access to these basic human needs and I invite you to share my passion. Please consider making a donation toward my personal fundraising goal. Every dollar raised will help support WaterCan's clean water and sanitation projects in communities throughout eastern Africa!
To find out more about WaterCan's work or to get involved, please visit www.watercan.com. To start your own WaterCan fundraiser visit www.give.watercan.com/fundraise.