Regina and James sell irrigation pumps to small farmers in rural Kenya at affordable prices, helping these farmers to increase their crop yield, increase their income, and help both their families and their communities. Learn more about the impact that Regina, James, and these irrigation pumps have, at www.theadventureproject.org.
Meet Courtney Cassada of Ashburn, VA.
She’s been a champion of our efforts to provide clean water for families in India.
After getting pumped for World Water Day, Courtney set up a fundraising page for her family to provide the opportunity for their friends to join in making an impact. Their goal was to raise enough money to hire and train one mechanic (who would go on to maintain 50 wells that provided clean water to 5,000 people). But through her fundraising ideas, she was able to double that and raise enough to hire and train two mechanics. Clean water for 10,000 people. And maybe more still.
Courtney’s Water Fundraiser offers 3 ways for her family to reach their goal:
1) Simply give.
2) Buy the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. She’ll bake them and mail them anywhere in the United States.
3) Water shirts — adult and child sizes! The shirts have cute water drops on them in fun color combinations. Not only are they awesome, but they’ll spur some great conversation.
Check out more adorable photos of her kids in the water shirts.
Courtney believes that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy good health, which can start by simply having reliable access to clean drinking water. To learn more about our sustainable water projects in India, go to www.theadventureproject.org.
And help support Courtney in hiring even more well mechanics!
You know this kid is excited for our World Water Day 24-hour campaign.
…Okay, maybe not since we didn’t send a memo to him, BUT you know he would be.
So help make a kid’s day (or several kids’ day) by joining us on World Water Day by blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, pinning, etc. about the need for sustainable access to clean water — and helping us raise funds to provide this access.
One out of every three water wells in India are broken, and more continue to break down because of a lack of maintenance. Our goal at The Adventure Project is to hire and train local leaders to become mechanics to help fix and prevent breakdowns, helping their communities maintain access to clean drinking water.
On World Water Day, March 22nd, we’re rallying together 250 people to MAKE NOISE on the Internet via their blogs, Tumblrs, tweets, status updates, and Pinterest boards, and to get their circles to give to the cause.
If 250 people can raise $100 each, that would make $25,000 raised for clean water. Even better? The Prem Rawat Foundation is offering to match every donation that comes in by World Water Day, up to $25,000 — which means we have the potential to raise $50,000 in 24 hours!
This means hiring 90 mechanics to provide clean water for over 450,000 people.
Respiratory illness caused from open fire cooking is the number one killer of children under 5 in developing countries. Lucy Opio’s children watch safely over her shoulder as she cooks on a charcoal-efficient stove the greatly reduces smoke emissions. Learn more at www.theadventureproject.org.
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