This time I will not be swimming, biking, or running for your money (although I would do all three if it meant you would give more)! ;) And yes, I know I just recently asked all of you, for money to help the children at the Forever Angels Baby Home in Tanzania (thank you so much for your donations. I saw first hand how much your money is needed and how well it is being used to help 56 beautiful orphans). So, it would only be fair if you are thinking to yourself, that maybe I should stop asking the people I love so much for money all of the time. But I just can't stop! There is just too much to be done. I just finished watching a documentary called "One Peace at A Time," and it got me motivated. Please watch it. It is amazing! Check out the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/user/nobelityproject It is impossible not to feel inspired to do something, anything after seeing it. So, what I have decided I want to do is help bring a well to a community in Ethopia. The lack of access to clean water supplies is a huge problem in Ethiopia with more than 80 percent of all disease being attributed to dirty water and poor sanitation. In rural parts of the country, where the non-profit organization, A Glimmer of Hope focuses its efforts, just one in three people have access to clean water while just 13 percent has access to adequate sanitation services. At any given time, more than half of the country’s population of 80 million people is suffering from an unnecessary water-related disease. More than 250,000 children under the age of five die each year from diarrhea. A Glimmer of Hope in their quest to end poverty, is funding multi-purpose water projects that include components such as: protected faucets for drinking water; showers; latrines; basins for washing clothes, dishes and utensils; and, separate drinking troughs for animals. Beyond the issues of health, poor access to clean water also has a detrimental impact on development. In particular, water scarcity severely affects the lives of women as female family members are traditionally responsible for water collection. With your help, I am hoping we can raise enough money to fund the construction of at least one well in Ethiopia. Thank you again for your kindness, support, love, and care! And lets be honest here, this will not be the last time that I ask for your financial support or your time but I can promise that I will wait at least one week before doing so. Deal?! ;) Love always, Amy/Apples ** 100% of all donations to A Glimmer of Hope go directly to funding projects that directly help women and children get out of extreme poverty by providing clean water, schools, health clinics, and microfinance loans. To learn more about A Glimmer of Hope, you can go to www.aglimerofhope.org
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