Girl with access to water in Xejuyup

Clean Water For Guatemala



PLEASE SPONSOR
Rachel Nixon
Amount Raised
$385.00
Fundraising Goal $300.00

My Message

Do you know how lucky you are to have accessible clean water in Vancouver? In Guatemala, one of the biggest contributing factors to rural poverty is the low availability of drinking water and sanitation. Farming families rely on rain to grow food, and there are long periods of drought each year without rain to water the soil. Women and children walk up to 7 hours each day to fetch scarce of water from streams for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. This water usually dirty and infested with waterborne bacteria and viruses that cause children to suffer from illness and eventually die from it. Children, especially girls, are unable to go to school because they would need to fetch water each other. Life is a daily struggle for survival. A different life and future is possible for families and children if you're willing to lend a helping hand. 

This year we have the privilege of helping Parrequená. The community has a total of 850 inhabitants, 140 families. One of our biggest project to date, and will cost at least $85,000. The climate at Parrequená is mostly dry with relatively little precipitation. You can imagine how many trips they need to take every day to fetch water. It doesn't take much to help. Spare your coffee or lunch money. Give a life, save a life. It means something to make a difference in somebody else's. Be the change in you. For every $100, you can provide clean water for a child's lifetime. 

Water is life. Join me in helping Guatemala access a simple necessity of life.

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

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My Supporters (5)

Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 24, 2017 3:16 PM
Ken Lyotier donated $50.00
Jun 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Kathrin donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2017 2:34 PM
Lesley Nixon donated $50.00
Jun 12, 2017 3:36 PM
Diana Hall donated $200.00
Jun 9, 2017 3:53 PM