My name is Emily Mandelberg. I am 12 years old (almost 13,) and last December I went on a ME to WE trip to Kenya. This trip was lifechanging. One thing that stuck out to me was when we were visiting the village and then we went to go see their water source. It was so so dirty. I was shocked. We can just turn on the faucet, while they have to walk in the hot sun to get water that is really dirty and has diseases in it, like Typhoid and Cholera. I knew that I wanted to help these people who had been so kind and welcoming to me. During the summer, I went to Take Action Camp through WE and decided to sell beaded bracelets that are made by the "mamas" of Kenya. These bracelets are called Rafikis.
I hope to raise $1000 through this campaign. $500 would go to pay back my parents for the rafikis, and the other $500 would go to help raise money for clean water in rural Kenya. With $500, together we can provide clean water for 2 families for a lifetime! This would be so amazing. I really hope we can do this together. Now, I encourage you to read the facts below and think about buying a beautiful rafiki. Please also share this link with your friends! After you have paid $10, fill out the form linked below, so that I can send you a rafiki! Together we can make a change. Thank you so much for your support.
- Many girls do not get to attend school, because they have to spend hours fetching water.
- Many community water sources have unsafe bacteria in them that can make you very ill.
- Only 54% of Rural Kenyans have access to cleaner water.
- In 12% of households, children hold the main responsibility for carrying water.
- Worldwide, more than 1,000 children die every day due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases.
- 80% of illnesses in the developing world are linked to poor water and sanitation.
AFTER YOU DONTATE $10 SELECT YOUR RAFIKI HERE! https://forms.gle/fpvRB6YBY5ndsUYXA