Every Drop Makes a Difference

My 6 year old grandson Ethan was over for a visit today with his sister and brother and after some good times at the pool and a hearty snack, he spent an hour working hard in the yard. He gave up his time with a fishing pole and didn’t quit when the hour was up because the job wasn’t quite done. He then donated all of his earnings to well #2, even when I gave him opportunity to keep part of it for himself.  I’m very proud of him and he’s proud of himself. I think it’s important for our kids to know  that there are people in the world with serious troubles and that they can make a difference.

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Excerpt from World Hope’s website

It’s estimated that 884 million of the world’s population lack access to clean water; that’s nearly three times the number of people living in the United States. Each day, 6,000 people die from drinking unsafe water. In at least 33 African countries, the under five mortality rate from drinking unclean water is 100 of every 1,000 births.

Clean water is vital to not only prolonging life, but improving the quality of one’s existence. Since 2004, World Hope International has drilled more than 700 wells, which have provided clean water to more than 500,000 people in five African countries. But there’s still a long way to go.
(Taken from World Hope International website)

Well we know it’s at least 701 now. 9 more to go!