Entries tagged with “Drinking water”.

That is what Blood:Water Mission is asking you to do this year.

Kind of.

From March 1 until April 9 the organization is asking that you give up all forms of liquid except for water as part of their 40 Days of Water Campaign.

You might also notice that their dates don’t actually coincide with the 46 days of Lent which begins on  Ash Wednesday (Feb 25) and goes until April 11.

From their blog:

We challenge you to make Water your ONLY beverage for 40 DAYS starting MARCH 1 and ending APRIL 9 in conjunction with the Lenten Season and World Water Day (Mar. 22).  Gather your friends and join in solidarity with our African brothers and sisters in an effort to provide clean water for communities in need.

There is a slight catch though:

As you do so, we ask that you keep track of what money you would have typically spent on other drinks throughout the day and save that money.  At the end of 40 days donate what you saved to Blood:Water.  Imagine, if you saved $5 a day just by cutting out a visit to your local bar or barista, then you’d save $200 in 40 days.  That’s enough to provide clean water for 200 people for an entire year!

What do you think?

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That is the concept behind PlayPumps International.

Remember my World Water Day post?

I think the largest stat that works for this post is that every 15 seconds a child dies from diahrriea caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation.

By harnassing kids play time and power, PlayPumps pumps the water from a hole in the ground, into a storage tank, which can then be gotten from a spigot!! Not stopping there, PlayPumps also used the water storage tank as a revenue source, providing 4 billboards (2 commercial and 2 educational). This revenue is used to offset the cost of maintenance on the pump!
Somebody had their thinking hat on that day!! They are just over 25% of the way through a campaign called 100 pumps in 100 days. Click here to learn more about that campaign.

Of course there are other groups including Blood:Water Mission that are focused on well projects in the developing world.

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