As loyal subscriber of mine you already know that I take on some pretty extreme challenges, but this is one changed my life.
I met up with Water Underground to learn more about the world water crisis and spoke to Water Underground Mozambique ambassador Raquia, who shared her story of walking 4 miles to fetch dirty river water with her mother in rural Mozambique from the time she was 8 years old. I was astonished to learn her story and the struggle that the women and children go through just to get water for their families. I immediately felt compelled to learn more and to take action to build awareness amongst my friends and subscribers about what women and families have to suffer through in developing countries when they do not have access to something as basic as clean water. In an attempt to give me a little bit of context of what the water walk is like for the women in Mozambique, Raquia gave me my most difficult challenge yet - a water walk. She challenged me to walk 4 miles round trip through a hilly, rocky hiking trail, fetching 5 gallons (20 L) of water and carrying it all the way back, wearing flip flops while I did it (since that's the only shoes the women have in the rural areas of Mozambique).
I accepted the challenge and set out on a water walk up Mt. Wilson- a challenge that I could never have been truly prepared for and a one that I will most certainly never forget.
I learned so much more about the suffering the women in Mozambique must go through every day going to fetch water miles and miles away, all the while knowing the water is dirty and will make their families sick, and on top of that, knowing that at the end of their 4 mile walk, they must go and do it all again to provide enough water for their family.
Everything we do in life requires water. Bathing, drinking, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, flushing toilets. The simple fact is that not everyone in the world has access to clean and safe water. As I learned, women in Mozambique spend on average 6-8 hours every single day walking several miles to fetch dirty dirty water, which creates a vicious cycle of sickness, poverty, and robbing women of the chance to get an education or even bathe and feel beautiful.
I now challenge YOU, my supporters, to support me in changing lives through clean water in Africa. If every one of my subscribers donated $1, our online community could raise $700,000 and bring clean water to 28 communities (56,000 people!) by the end of next year. Now that would make a splash!
If you're so brave as to join me in the fight and make a donation, your contribution will be allocated specifically to the Michelle Khare Community Water Project. Together, we will have the potential to collectively bring access to clean water and sanitation to a whole community and change 1000's of lives forever.
100% of your donation goes directly to the field project, and is entirely tax deductible. As a supporter you will be included in the entire process via live video updates from the field during the drilling process all the way up to the moment that fresh water erupts from the ground in the community we sponsored.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you for joining me in changing lives.
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