Mihir's 21st birthday pledge

by charity: water at purdue

This campaign closed on Jul 9, 2013 and $2,507 was sent to the field. LEARN WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 


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Hey guys! We have reached our goal of $2100! We can still raise lots more :) I will keep this running up until the 9th of July! I cannot express to you guys how grateful I am! Thank you to each and every one of you :)


It's hard not to think about water today. In the western world, we face growing concerns about our stewardship of the world's most precious resource. There's talk of shortages, evidence of reservoirs and aquifers drying up, and of course, plenty of people who simply don't care.

But forget about us.

Most of us have never really been thirsty. We've never had to leave our houses and walk five miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are 800 million people on the planet who don't have clean water.

It's hard to imagine what 800 million people looks like really, but one in nine might be easier. One in nine people in our world doesn't have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can't imagine going 12 hours without.

Here, I'd like to introduce you to a few of those 800 million. They are very real, and they need our help. They didn't choose to be born into a village where the only source of water is a polluted swamp. And we didn't choose to be born in a country where even the homeless have access to clean water and a toilet.

I invite you to put yourself in their shoes. Follow them on their daily journey. Carry 80 pounds of water in yellow fuel cans. Dig with their children in sand for water. Line up at a well and wait eight hours for a turn.

This coming Fall, I will be starting a charity: water chapter at my university. I need your help. I want you to join. We will be doing many events this semester and we need people who are passionate about raising money to help people across the world have their basic needs met.

I am pledging my 21st birthday to charity: water to show that every little bit of help counts. Join me :)

Please, if you have any ideas on how to raise tons of money, let me know (mihirjham@gmail.com) and we’ll work to make it happen.

I am humbled by your kindness and generosity.


Mihir :)

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