Friends, family, and loved ones, happy holidays! I miss and love you all so much. This holiday season, I wanted to highlight a cause I felt needed our attention.
Since being introduced to UNICEF, I've been moved and educated beyond belief. Young girls lack access to eduction and face inequalities as a symptom of other massive needs. I plan to run this campaign through Jan 1, 2021. Lets do it!!!!!
Survival: Nearly 40% of the population in Burundi does not have access to basic drinking water.
Water Collection: Globally, girls and women spend around 200 million hours every day gathering water. Without water close to home, girls across Burundi miss out on a chance to go to school because they are walking long distances to collect water. This journey is not always safe, and many girls are at risk of attack. WATER EMPOWERS WOMEN.
Gender Equality and Education: When girls don’t have to walk for hours to collect safe water, they can go to school. For many girls, access to safe water and basic toilets is the foundation for equality.
Newborns and Birth: In some parts of Burundi, women give birth to children in hospitals with no running water. Midwives deliver children with no soap to wash their hands. In the first few hours of life, every baby and new mother needs safe water and soap.
Health and nutrition: Safe water is an important component of nutrition. If a child has food but no safe water, the food they consume will not nourish them properly. Around the world, 21.9% of children under the age of five, nearly one in every four, suffer from stunting, limiting their physical and mental growth.