Each day, thousands of women and children in rural Ethiopia collect their families’ drinking water from dirty springs or contaminated streams. This water often brings with it disease and even death.
Glimmer implements wells, latrines, hand washing stations and rainwater harvesting systems. Each hand-dug well provides clean water for 250-350 people; construction takes 2-3 months and costs approximately $5,000.
In April 2012, I’m running 250km through the Sahara and raising funds for Ethiopia. Please help me to raise $100,000 to change people's lives and provide clean water for the people of Ethiopia.
A Glimmer of Hope helps lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and micro-finance loans, one village at a time. 100% of all donations go directly to funding these projects. Glimmer’s endowment covers all its operating expenses and even replaces credit card transaction fees. Every dollar donated through Glimmer reaches the people in need. Over the last 10 years, Glimmer has completed more than 5000 projects and improved 2.4 million lives.
Watch this video to learn more about A Glimmer of Hope.