Ethiopian Boy Fetching Water

Clean Water For Ethiopia

Dale W. Bowler
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

My Message

I am supporting the RunForH2O event on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, a run in Sherwood Park to bring hope to poor families in Ethiopia without access to clean water. The low availability of drinking water and sanitation is one of the biggest contributing factors to rural poverty in Ethiopia. Farming families rely on rain to grow food, and there are long periods of drought each year without rain to enrich the soil. Women and children walk hours each day to fetch scarce water from streams for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. This water is dirty to begin with and animals frequesnt the streams and standing pools causing frequent illness and death from waterborne disease. Children, especially girls, are unable to go to school because they need to fetch water each day. Life is a daily struggle for survival.

I have been to the site we are supporting with this run. It was heartbreaking to see the little ones (as young as 7 years old) trekking from dawn to dusk first taking sticks to the market down the mountain to sell at the market, then returning in the evening with water from the low land flowing streams.
This is repeated fevery day of their lives. When they are 50 yrs. of age (a long life) they cannot stand upright due to the loads that have bent their backs.

A different life and future is possible for the families. Each $65 helps provide one person with access to clean water for the rest of their life. $650 gives 10 people clean water for life. I would like to help 153 people get access to clean water this year.

Your gift means a new life marked by hope for some of the most marginalized, vulnerable indigenous people in Ethiopia. Would you consider helping to bring hope and life to a child, a mother, or a family in Ethiopia by making a financial gift of $65, $130, $650, or however much you may be led and able to give?

Thank you for your generosity; it is greatly appreciated.

PS  I am contributing $5,000.00 so if there is a great response to this request, we can do even more!

Event Date
Jun 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Location Name
Sherwood Park

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My Supporters (14)

Mike Coyne donated $250.00
Jul 6, 2018 3:14 PM
Laird left a message
Jun 26, 2018 6:24 PM
Dale- sorry my donation was late but I hope it went well for you and for the cause.
D Laird Kulak donated $100.00
Jun 26, 2018 6:23 PM
Kimberley left a message
Jun 23, 2018 1:40 AM
Thank you for everything you do. You are a hero!
Kimberley donated $500.00
Jun 23, 2018 1:39 AM
Reid left a message
Jun 22, 2018 8:02 PM
Just do it!
Reid and Judy Fowler donated $50.00
Jun 22, 2018 8:02 PM
Rainbow Choi donated $25.00
Jun 19, 2018 4:50 PM
Daniel Hodges donated $200.00
Jun 16, 2018 12:05 PM
Padget left a message
Jun 14, 2018 9:39 PM
Best Wishes!!
Padget Lofgren donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2018 9:38 PM
Brian and Leslie Manning donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 14, 2018 5:40 PM
Dale Bowler donated $5,000.00
Jun 13, 2018 11:26 PM
Kara Markine donated $50.00
Jun 4, 2018 9:55 AM