My Campaign to Raise funds to develop Water and Sanitation for the village of Ambras through a General Fund Raising A Glimmer of Hope lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model developed by the organization, it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and microfinance loans. 100% of all donations go directly to funding these projects, more than 4,000 to date. Over the last 10 years, A Glimmer of Hope has improved 2.5 million lives. Through photos, video and GPS coordinates, donors personally experience how their contributions, large and small, are changing lives. By supporting my campaign, you can choose to receive email updates throughout the year on the project we complete together and the lives touched by it. A Glimmer of Hope listens to and partners with communities to build and maintain projects, ensuring sustainability. Recently, founders Donna and Philip Berber were ranked #6 globally on Barron's list of The Best 25 Givers, based on effectiveness and impact. I greatly appreciate your support of my campaign. On behalf of those who lives are forever transformed by your generosity, thank you. 70% of rural Ethiopians do not have access to clean water to drink. Over 250,000 children under the age of 5 die from diarrhea each year. Did you know that one in six children in Ethiopia will not live to see their 5th birthday. Just $20 dollars pumps clean drinking water to a person for 20 years. In rural Ethiopia, women and children walk on average 4 miles each day and can carry 40 pounds of water. The construction of a warer well in a village by Glimmer eliminates this task which allows children to have clean water and the time to attend school. Only 8% of people living in the rural areas have access to a latrine or toliet. Glimmer constructs separate girls' and boys' latrines at school, which encourages children, especially girls, to stay in school.