Girl with access to water in Xejuyup

Clean Water For Guatemala



PLEASE SPONSOR
Rainbow.... $100 = Clean water for life
Amount Raised
$6,553.80
Fundraising Goal $7,500.00

My Message

I've had fewer joys in these 31 years of life than sharing life with those in need… especially in a beautiful place called Guatemala!

Earlier this year, I had the joy of bringing 12 friends & my dad to Guatemala (you are always welcome to join me next time!) to see what happens between the Run For H2O.

One village, which we dubbed Party Town, completed their water system just before Christmas. We hiked down a trail, across a river, and up a hill to the village of Sajchil where everyone (and many of their neighbours) had gathered to sing/blare out endless songs of worship and praise with voices and instruments… and megaphones and loudspeakers... so many loudspeakers… all day… til 2am… and again at 4am… all day. Needless to say, we didn’t sleep much and my ears were ringing all the way to the next town. But we got to appreciate why: because water is such an incredible gift of life that is worth celebrating in style!

In another village, Infiernito, we unexpectedly slept in a field for 3 days. But we also got to “help” chisel away at a trench with pick axes and shovels to install pipes that would carry water from a mountain spring 16km away to the village. The day we were there, they connected the last 50m or so of pipe to connect the spring to where they would build a water tank in the village. They connected those pipes and water gushed down the mountain and into the community for the first time, ever. Cannons were set off and families, moms, dads, kids, grandmas came from all directions to see and touch this wondrous clear water flowing from the pipe and into their lives.

“This is liquid health and liquid hope!”

Amidst all the celebration, we also met many more families that are still in need of water. Moms, dads, and kids that spend 6 or 7 of their waking hours each day hiking down to dirty streams to collect jugs of water and trek back home hauling heavy loads of water just to survive the day.

There is so much more celebration to be had.

As I start off 32, I’d love for you to join me in bringing clean water to the village of Parrequena. For me, there are few things more worthwhile or joyful and I’d love to share that with you. Join me in giving, or join me in fundraising (join my Team Pipes or make your own!)! $100 is all it takes to give someone clean water for life. How many lives can we celebrate with?

Event Date
Jun 17, 2017 9:00 AM
Location Name
Vancouver

My Team

Rainbow is part of Team PIPES!
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My Supporters (27)

Kirsten donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 17, 2017 5:19 PM
Kevin Souza donated $500.00
Jun 17, 2017 11:15 AM
hope international supporter donated $9.10
Jun 17, 2017 8:38 AM
Alice Hubele donated an undisclosed amount
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Stephen Chan donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 17, 2017 12:15 AM
Ashley donated $25.00
Jun 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 15, 2017 11:29 PM
Anonymous donated $600.00
Jun 15, 2017 12:23 AM
Anita and Nadine left a message
Jun 14, 2017 5:33 PM
Thanks for helping the people in Guatemala Rainbow!
Anita and Nadine donated $25.00
Jun 14, 2017 5:32 PM
Jessica Tang donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2017 11:32 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2017 1:49 PM
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Jun 13, 2017 1:49 PM
david mckenzie donated $825.00
Jun 10, 2017 4:25 PM
Tibi Roman donated $50.00
Jun 6, 2017 11:10 PM
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Jun 4, 2017 1:32 AM
Evan donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 1, 2017 1:56 PM
Mark Reisdorf donated $25.00
Jun 1, 2017 10:36 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
May 31, 2017 8:21 PM
Jacky Ip donated $50.00
May 31, 2017 4:48 PM
Cathy left a message
May 30, 2017 1:35 PM
Good luck on the run Rainbow! Hope to run with you next year :)
Cathy donated $50.00
May 30, 2017 1:35 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
May 24, 2017 5:22 AM
Black Stalion donated $600.00
Apr 7, 2017 7:40 AM
Anonymous donated $100.00
Mar 21, 2017 2:27 PM
Sonja Lonne donated $100.00
Mar 21, 2017 11:46 AM
Rainbow donated $2,000.00
Mar 21, 2017 12:00 AM