It’s time to shed some light on one of the biggest “Dirty Little Secrets” that the world has. That’s the water crisis. Over 700 million people don’t have access to clean water, and over 2 million don’t have access to good means of sanitation. More people die each year from water-related illnesses such as dehydrations and diarrhea than AIDs, malaria, and all the world violence combined. Just imagine how many amazing lives have been lost just because they didn’t have access to clean water.
That’s what The Thirst Project is trying to change. This is a youth, yes youth, led group that is raising money to build wells in different countries around the world. Their staffed specifically by high school and college aged kids that just want to make a difference. Each well will provide clean, safe drinking water for almost 500 people and can last close to 40 years. That’s half of a kids lifetime that can be provided with safe, clean drinking water.
The Thirst Project is a non-profit, trying it’s hardest to make sure that all the money they raise goes directly to building a well. They also train the people in each village and community on how to take care of the wells so that they last as long as possible. They’re entire goal is to fix this global water crisis.
The great thing about The Thirst Project is that you can get involved too! They’re always looking for volunteers to help with their projects. Also, they’re trying to raise awareness of the global water crisis. They’re asking teens and young adults to fill up a water bottle with dirty water and carry it around with you for an entire day. Obviously, don’t drink it, but when someone asks why you have it simply tell them about The Thirst Project. You can also take a selfie with your water bottle and post it to Instagram under the hashtag #dirtylittlesecret. You can also hashtag under #thethirstproject, too.
This is a great organization that is specifically centered around teens and young adults, making it perfect for you! Go ahead and check them out at the thirstproject.org. Get out there, get involved, and let’s end this global water crisis.
TXTgirl :: Orange County, CA
Photo Source | Thirst Project