This morning, I got up and showered. I made a pot of coffee, ate breakfast, brushed my teeth, and drank a large glass of water.
My morning probably began very much like yours did. Here in 21st century America we have these “normal” things that we just expect every day. We expect hot water to come from the tub faucet. We know that a pot of coffee it just one turn of the handle away. A glass of water will be clear and cool and instant. This isn’t the case for millions of Africans.
Almost two years ago, I answered a call to help bring awareness to the need for clean water in Africa from Amy at Permission to Peruse. My turn finally came when I received the Blood:Water Mission Traveling Belt in the mail. I have had the opportunity to wear this lovely belt for a few days, and talk about what Blood:Water Mission does.
I have clean water when I need it. You do, too. I cannot even imagine being the mother who has to send her 5-year old child to walk a mile or more with an empty jug to go get water for cooking and drinking. I cannot fathom water-born parasites taking the lives of my babies or making my husband too sick to work.
Too many people in Africa live this reality. Too many of us live in blissful ignorance as it happens every day. But there is something that we can do! Did you know that $1 provides one African water for an entire year? $25 gives him water for life. $5 takes care of a family of 5 for a year, and $125 takes care of this same family for LIFE.