100 FAMILY CHALLENGE
Bring water to a whole community of 100 families or MORE!
Every 20 seconds a child dies from PREVENTABLE water-related illnesses. Millions of people lack safe, clean drinking water around the world. So what can we do?
What if you could help bring clean water to a whole community in need and support the long-term sustainability of that clean water for decades to come? What if you could do that for $3 a day for 15 days? You can!
If we can get 100 donors (individuals or families) to give $3 a day for 15 days then we can provide clean water for 100 families or more - for a whole community - in Guatemala. We can install a water purification system that will last 10 years or more. This clean water results in better health, greater educational and employment opportunities, economic value, and spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Living Water.
From May 12 to May 27, join us in donating $3 a day for 15 days and invite three (or more) friend to do the same. For the price of a designer coffee or restaurant beverage you can help bring clean water to a whole community who desperately needs it!
To take part, click on the "Become a Fundraiser" button above and create your own fundraising page and make your contribution. When you sign up you can join a fundraising team or participate as an individual. You can even create your own team to invite your friends to join too. Then you can spread the word about the 100 Family Challenge and invite others to join in!
The average American family uses 300 gallons of water a day - that is the same amount of clean water that one LWWM system can produce in one hour. It may come as no surprise that American households use much more water than the households in much of the developing world, including Guatemala and Cuba. If $3 produces the same amount of water that you use in your home everyday, think how many families in Guatemala would benefit from the 300 gallons produced by a LWWM system...
Want to know that your donation will make a difference? Last year, every $1 investing in the installation of a LWWM water purification system produced on average $4-$5 of economic value to the local community as a result of having that access to clean water. As one noted economist said LWWM "donors are helping Guatemalans produce clean water and economic value for Guatemalans, where it did not exist prior to the arrival of the LWWMs team. With a little help, Guatemalans are solving a problem and improving their standard of living. A perfect model for lots of things that need to get done."