As most of you know, I am currently living in Fada N'gourma, Burkina Faso leading a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that I co-founded in 2013 called Initiative: Eau. Our mission is to improve the safety and quality of drinking water services in developing urban areas.
Since our founding, we have conducted over 200 000 water quality tests, verifying the water quality for over 30 000 individuals. Currently, we monitor water quality for over half the population of Fada N'gourma. By the end of 2018, we will have fortified and established over 75 water point committees in Fada N’gourma. Also by the end of the year, we will have evaluated all WASH NGOs intervening in Fada N’gourma based on their efficacy.
Safe water is something most of us take for granted. We're a hard working team dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to this resource, but we need help to make this possible. If each one of my 1 321 facebook friends donated just 2 dollars (the average price of your Starbucks or Dunkin' in the morning), we would be able to ensure safe water for the city of Fada N'gourma for 2 months.
$5 goes a long way for us! And Facebook doesn't charge fees for verified NGOs! Take a sip of water from your *Nalgene* or *Hydroflask* or *Swell*, think about how much you spent on that fancy water container, and please consider donating. I will be so grateful.