A few months ago, Mothers Fighting For Others started the Clean Water Project. Our original goal was to raise $30,000 to put in 10 water purification units in schools and orphanages. But due to Kenya’s post-election violence, we here at Mothers Fighting For Others have decided to join forces with the ongoing Ethiopian Program with A Child’s Right and Worldwide Orphans Foundation. Read about the work that A Childâ€™s Right has done in China, Nepal, and Cambodia. We feel honored to be able to assist in a small way to help contribute to the Ethiopian Program. WWO is run by Dr. Jane Aronson, one of the preeminent international adoption pediatricians in the world. Here is a little information about WWO:
“In January 2007 WWO, in partnership with AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) which treats adults with HIV/AIDS, opened the WWO-AHF Family HealthCare Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Center is a full-service care facility for treating and monitoring the care of orphans and children in families with HIV/AIDS, and for the treatment of adults with HIV/AIDS. The Center helps to bring orphaned children into the mainstream of community life.”*
You can read more about Worldwide Orphans and the amazing work they do for Ethiopians children.
“Life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year.”
The interesting thing is it can be easily taken care of by eliminating the source of unclean water.
And thatâ€™s what we plan to do. I am hoping that you can help. And time is of the essence.
How? Have a party. We are looking for 100 Moms to raise $100. That will be one third of our goal. Sounds easy, doesnâ€™t it? It is. You have complete control. Want to have an ice cream party? A BBQ? Are you having big Family-Get-Together soon? You can help thousands of children by collecting only $100 and getting us closer to our goal of clean drinking water.
$100 from each Mother. Thatâ€™s all.
Interested? Let us know if you are. We would love to help any way we can.
Want to get your family involved?
This water bottle label is a great idea. Just PRINT YOUR CLEAN WATER PROJECT LABEL here and glue to a small water bottle and start collecting donations. It is that easy.
Click here to read updated information on The Clean Water Project.
Here is the list of the wonderful Clean Water Project Donors so far.
*taken directly from WWO website.