Water Aid: Closing the gap between third-world and developed countries Bertha Napoleon
Known nationwide, Water Aid is a charity that focuses its efforts on the distribution of clean water across the world (especially in developing counties). One of its main aims is to end the water crisis by 2050. You may be shocked to hear that even in this day and age there are millions of people across the globe that die due to dirty water or being unable to access clean toilets and sanitation, something that we may take for granted in our daily lives, and not really value due to its accessibility. The work of Water Aid is also vital in order to help close the bridge between third-world counties and developed counties and help build a more equal world of opportunities for all.
Water aid has an active global network which includes advisors, debate shapers, policy makers, engineers, campaigners and fundraisers from all around the world. All of them are working towards a common goal: getting water, toilets and hygiene to the millions of people still living without these basic human rights. This wholly unacceptable situation causes untold suffering, holding back human and sustainable development. It particularly affects the lives of women, who carry the burden of collecting water and caring for sick children, and the lives of girls who often fail to finish their education because of a lack of toilets in schools.
There are many ways in which you can support water aid and the vital work that they do: within your school community, for example, cake sales and charity sports events. These fundraising activities, as small as they may seem, make a huge difference to the families and villages that are supported by water aid as a result of the donations made by you. Your small donations can change and save the lives of thousands of people, for example £3 a month can provide enough money to put in wells so that a whole village can have access to clean water nearby. This then offers the opportunity for girls to go back to school because they no longer have to worry about making long journeys to provide their families with water.
This is how big of a difference you can make. You can give a child the opportunity to live a good and healthy life with an education, instead of them being at the mercy of dirty cholera filled water. Support water aid now by following the following link. https://www.wateraid.org/uk/donate