Today I received an email from Scott Harrison, the founder of charity: water project whose mission is to bring clean water to impoverished communities around the world. The email thanked me for my $20 donation and provided the update on a project that is going on in Gasi Spring, Ethiopia. Scott was there at the end of January of this year.

The project was collaborated with A Glimmer of Hope to help the people at Gasi. Charity: water provided the funding and fast-tracked the project; and in less than two months he returned to the site to find what was once as he put it, a deadly mixture of cow feces and urine, is now taps with clean and safe drinking water flowing from them. The project cost only $ 5,000 and it changed the lives of more than 300 people; less than $20 a person.

Charity: water have funded 624 water projects like Gasi Spring, that will serve more than 250,000 with clean and safe drinking water. But with 1.1 BILLION people on the planet still without the most basic thing, there are lots of work left to be done. Their next campaign in September is to provide 333 communities in Ethiopia just like Gasi Spring clean and safe drinking water. If you are born in September, or if you know someone that is, this is your opportunity to save lives there. Visit http://www.borninseptember.org/ to learn more. I will look through my contact list and see who has birthday in September.

They also team up with Pangea Day to build well in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Go ahead, make a difference in the life of others.

Gasi Spring Ethiopia before charity: water project
Gasi Spring Ethiopia

Gasi Spring Ethiopia

Gasi Spring Ethiopia after charity: water project
Gasi Spring Ethiopia

Gasi Spring Ethiopia

Gasi Spring Ethiopia

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