Girl in Talaxcoc with her water containers

Clean Water For Guatemala



PLEASE SPONSOR
Joanne Yen
Amount Raised
$1,050.00
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

My Message

In Grade 3 a kind, elderly lady came to my classroom to give a talk and she started off her presentation with the innocuous question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?"

"Firefighter!"

"Princess!"

"Doctor!"

After hearing our various answers excitedly shouted back at her, she immediately brought a hush over our class when she shared that some other children's response is simply, "alive." She brought out a plastic water bottled filled with muddied, murky water as an example of what other people in the world have no choice but to drink, and as a result, be more likely to get sick.

This memory has always stuck with me. My 9-year-old self was mindblown by the revelation that someone else's reality could be so drastically different. It never occured to me that something so simple, so basic as water, was a priviledge and not a guarantee to all. 

tldr; I think we can all agree that everyone should have access to clean water.

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This year Run For H2O Vancouver is supporting Talaxcoc, Guatemala — home to more than 190 families (more than 1,000 people) in the municipality of Joyabaj, in the province of El Quiche. The community is located in a high mountainous area with families so spread out that neighbours could very well be an hour hike away.

For more details of how the funds will specifically be used, read here: https://www.runforh2o.com/cause

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Please consider supporting this cause, either by donating whatever you can afford to give (every dollar makes a difference! but only donations over $25 gets a tax receipt). Or by sharing this cause with friends and family so that they can support the cause as well. 

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As an additional incentive, as thanks to my highest sponsor, I will personally cook a multi-course Japanese meal (breakfast or lunch) tailored to your tastes and delivered to your location. You are also invited to enjoy it at my home with the bonus of hanging out with my cats if you prefer. 

Event Date
Jun 16, 2018 9:00 AM
Location Name
Vancouver 2018

My Team

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Jason donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 16, 2018 4:10 AM
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Jun 15, 2018 6:08 PM
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Jun 15, 2018 4:26 PM
Mel Lui donated $50.00
Jun 14, 2018 12:37 AM
Dawn donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2018 12:35 AM
anth left a message
Jun 12, 2018 12:50 AM
wow! go Joanne go!
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Emily Ho donated $50.00
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Connie left a message
May 29, 2018 2:33 AM
Hope you can reach your goal very soon! Way to go, Joanne!
C Yeung donated $100.00
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