A Plea for Help from a Grade 5 Student

Please Help Make a Difference!

Every 21 seconds, someone dies because of lack of access to safe drinking water. About all of these people without access to drinking water live in developing countries. These people do not have safe drinking water because their governments are not investing in it. They also do not have the technology because they cannot afford it. They cannot afford it because countries like theirs have debts to pay. They have debts to pay like countries like ours. In reality, it is us who are keeping all these poor people without access to safe drinking water.

Just think, you, an average person, probably take about a 5-minute shower a day. That uses up 40 gallons of water. Imagine what a person without safe drinking water could do with that amount of drinking water. Looking forward to that hamburger your going to eat for dinner? It takes 17,000 gallons of water just to produce one single hamburger. Again, just imagine what someone with no drinking water could do with will all that water. We need to help these people! We all need to take part in helping these people! Here is a way you can start: donate to my fundraising page.

The money you donate will go to building a well to pump water for a village in Africa. My fundraising goal is 7,000 USD. If you would like to make sure your money is being used productively, please feel free to visit: http://www.waterwellsforafrica.com, access the ‘Ways to give’ section and then select the ‘Empowerment’ section.

Thank you for your time. It would be AMAZING if you could donate and make a difference!

Dugan Miller, Grade 5, ISBerne

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