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Since 2009, Smile Generation and their community of generous patients have supported the work of charity: water
to bring access to clean, safe drinking water to those in need. This year, they want to go bigger. Their goal is to fund
100 wells by the end of 2013 so they can provide 25,000 people in Ethiopia with clean water. Join them!
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OUR PROGRESS IN ETHIOPIA
We started working in the region of Tigray, Ethiopia, four years ago, when only 20% of the population here had access to clean water. But in the last 4 years, we’ve made a dramatic dent: we’ve funded 3,560 water projects here, and increased the region’s water coverage to 45%. We’re on track to solve the water crisis here in 7 years, but we need your help to do it. 100% of donations to your campaign will directly fund water projects in Tigray, Ethiopia and give clean water to people in need.
Women and kids walk hours in search of water. A well nearby can restore valuable time to their day. Time
Dirty water can cause diarrhea, even death, most often in kids. A clean water well can change that. Health
YOUR VILLAGE GETS A WELL
You no longer wake up before dawn and walk three hours to collect water each day. Now it takes 15 minutes and your water is safe to drink.
A hygiene worker teaches you and the other women in your community about the importance of hand-washing and sanitation.
You receive your first local leadership opportunity as a woman when you join the Water Committee to oversee your new water source.
Your kids get to spend time in school instead of walking for water. They graduate to become teachers, hygiene workers or business owners.
A water project takes about 18 months to complete and report on. The funds from this campaign will not be allocated until after the campaign is complete on December 31, 2013. We anticipate starting to send funds to Ethiopia in the first half of 2014.