LWF is the humanitarian arm of Farm Water Systems. We feel the most important thing we can do is to have compassion for those in need and be an instrument of change, and Farm Water Systems supports us as we do that through LWF. We are also supported by other generous corporations, churches and individuals who share this compassion. Thank you to all of you who help us do what we do!
With a small bit of effort from your classroom, you can make a difference in a whole community.
On average each of us have multiple cold and hot water sources within only a few feet at any time in our homes. We use water for hygeine, drinking and cooking, growing and leisure, but that privilege is not the case for millions of people around the world.
What if this was your life
Every morning you woke up – walked many kilometers – filled your 5 gallon jug – walked back with this 50lb weight – now you start your day – but you are tired and it is too late to go to school – you don’t feel very well anyway – your mother is sick and can’t work because she is to ill – you must tend to the house duties – it is late now so you must sleep – and repeat
It can start with you!
The unique element that Legacy Water Foundation brings is that you will know exactly which community will be changed with your efforts. We work directly with local project managers who send us photos and reports as the project progresses. You can see the faces of the people whose lives will be changed because of your efforts. A single classroom can realistically raise enough money to repair a water well that changes a community and the surrounding area. Larger fundraisers can drill a borehole well to bring water to a community that has never had a well drilled at their village. Working together, we can make improvements to elevate people out of poverty. Please believe me, your classroom can make a difference.
Here’s just a few stats
Life. Health. Time. Education.
– 1.8 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. (UNDP)
– At any given time, half the population of the developing world is suffering from one or more of the main diseases associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation. (UNDP)-
In sub-Saharan Africa:
40 billion hours of labor are wasted each year carrying water over long distances. (Cosgrove and Rijsberman 1998)
443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases. (UNDP)
Dealing with this daily water crisis takes a huge toll on school, work, health and even life.
Providing safe, clean water removes the single heaviest burden from the lives of the poorest people in our world. Help give the poor a hand up to take their first steps out of poverty.
It Starts with You!
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