Every day in rural communities and poor urban centers throughout sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people suffer from a lack of access to clean, safe water.
Women and girls especially bear the burden of walking miles at a time to gather water from streams and ponds - full of water-borne disease that is making them and their families sick.
Illness from drinking dirty water and the time lost fetching it robs entire communities of their futures.
Hope is put on hold in over half of the developing world's primary schools without access to water and sanitation.
In Ethiopia, approximately one in five children are dying before they reach the age of five due to lack of access to clean water which is why I have decided to take some time off and travel to Ethiopia to help build a well as well as train local villagers on how they can build and maintain even more wells to help their communities.
I have committed £1000 of my own money but this is still not enough and I am looking to raise a further £2700 to pay for equipment and labour to help complete the well. The well can benefit over 500 people which means 500 people will have access to clean drinking water which would allow them to build their communities without fear of their children getting sick from drinking dirty water.
I believe if we all play our part, every water well built will slowly bring hope to the over 1 billion people who don't have access to clean safe drinking water.
Please donate what you can no matter how small and together we can make a difference.