Didn’t it feel nice to take a hot shower before you left for work today? Did you enjoy that coffee you grabbed on your way out of the house? Aren’t the people around you glad that you brushed your teeth this morning? None of this would be possible without water. Well, 44% of the people in Tanzania lack safe water. They are lucky to find water that is safe enough to drink, let alone bathe in. Access to safe water is a right, not a privilege.
WE is a movement that believes when we come together we can create an even better world. The WE Walk for Water initiative is organizing water walks in neighborhoods around the world to inspire positive change on global water issues as well as raising money to provide clean water to people in countries that don’t have this privilege. To date, WE Villages has provided over one million people with access to clean water and sanitation, but there are still 840 million people without access to clean water. In Tanzania, women carry big plastic jugs called jerry cans, weighing up to 40 pounds each, for hours at a time to transport water from local sources back to their homes.
At Gratitude Generation, our mission is to create a platform where children receive an education about the social needs of the world at large down to our local community by providing an opportunity to serve and improve the lives of at-risk populations. We do this through collecting donations, fundraising, performing random acts of kindness, implementing educational seminars, and creating hands-on activities.
Currently, the Gratitude Generation Kids’ Board is planning our own Walk for Water in which we will be walking while carrying a heavy backpack simulating the jerry cans that Tanzanian women have to carry to transport their water. We will also be raising money to support the WE Walk for Water initiative.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 which would give a clean water system to an entire school. Every $25 donated gives clean water to one person for life!