by Clay United Methodist Church 2K Lives Impacted Burkina Faso
On January 13th I'm celebrating the momentous 10th anniversary of our website,MomAdvice.com. I've decided to celebrate this moment and help those i...
On January 13th I'm celebrating the momentous 10th anniversary of our website,MomAdvice.com. I've decided to celebrate this moment and help those in need this year, by focusing all my efforts this week on fundraising for Burkina Faso.
I started this fundraiser on Pure Charity to raise $4,000.00. Every penny of this goes to fund wells that can provide clean water to thousands of people in need. Each well costs $2,000.00 to give clean water to 1,000 people. My goal is to raise enough funds for two wells.
I have partnered with Clay Church (our congregation) who partners with a variety of organizations to assist with establishing wells for Burkina Faso:
Engage Burkina is an organization that has come alongside the Burkinabe leaders, providing access to clean water, educational opportunities, and sustainable financial opportunities for widows and young women, while also serving those with malnutrition and bringing hope and a future to the people living there.
Clean Water in Africa, Inc. is an organization that is committed to making a difference in the country of Burkina Faso, Africa, by engaging the community and providing clean water resources. Its mission is to build over 1,000 wells in Burkina Faso, which is the third-poorest country in the world where one in three children die due to a lack of clean water.
Hearts for Burkina is a group of people with a heart for spreading Jesus’ love that continues to fund more wells in Burkina Faso, and develops ongoing relationships with the people of Burkina Faso who desperately need both literal water and the life saving living water of Jesus Christ.
Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development helps provide clean water through various partners and churches as well as research & studies to discover how wells impact these communities.
How MomAdvice Is Helping?
MomAdvice.com has pledged for one well and we are hoping you will give us a birthday gift this year of ANY AMOUNT to help us raise the funds to dig two more additional wells for Burkina Faso. Just imagine, what a difference we could make if we could give water to 3,000 people in need.
Why Did We Choose Burkina Faso?
There are few things that break my heart more than children in need. The United Nations ranks Burkina Faso as the third poorest country in the world. The population of Burkina Faso is approximately 14.8 million people, the average income is only about $400 per year. The average life expectancy of men is 51 years and women is 54 years. One out of three children will probably die before they ever reach the age of ten. The deaths are mostly due to a lack of fresh water. The women of Burkina Faso often walk several miles to a dirty stream or stagnant pool, just to fill a bowl with water.
Won't You Give Us a Present?
Let's make a global impact for MomAdvice's birthday and give clean water so that children, mothers, and fathers may live. Let's celebrate doing something bigger than ourselves. Let's make miracles happen! I can't do it without you!