This morning I went for a run, because I like it, because I had time, because that’s how I keep in shape. If I were born 9,000 km South East from where I live, in Ethiopia, my morning routine would have been quite different. I ran 7 km, followed by a warm shower. For other women that is the distance they walk every day to get drinking water, no shower included.
I can drink our tap water. I use it to shower, for the dishwasher, the washing machine, even the toilet. It’s not super cheap, but it’s a no-brainer. And it definitely does not require any physical hardship. Because I was born in the right place, and I tend to take it for granted.
Would you pay €2.000 to drink, cook and shower?
€2,000 is enough to instal a water pump than can service five villages. It’s a basic
convenience necessity to avoid illness and create new opportunities for women who suddenly don’t have to walk 7 km for their water. They can farm, study, work without fearing the water they drink.
Suddenly € 2,000 isn’t that much.
How generous are you?
With three friends we’ve decided to collect these €2,000 (or more) to add our grain of sand. On April 1st (and 2nd) we’ll run 100km from Olot to Platja d’Aro, to celebrate that we made it. I won’t ask you to run with us. But I will ask you to fund us.
We need your help to reach those €2,000. We need your help to fund that well, or two. (And yes, we also appreciate uplifting messages with every donation). Click here to show your generosity.
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