Weʼve raised £60 to Supply 50 rolling water carriers to help some of the poorest people I've ever met.
- Suffolk UK
- Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018
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I've just returned from a charity trip to Uganda. I work with Possibilities ('www.possibilities.org.uk'). Last week I met some extremely poor people there. They live from day to day. They are just managing to survive. Last Thursday I met Zam Zam. She very gently and politely asked me a question. She didn't plead or beg but very respectfully asked if I could help her. She'd love a borehole in her village because she struggles to carry, in her arms and on her head, the heavy water that she needs each day. I said that I'd try to help in some way. With £6500 we could build a single borehole but with that amount spent on 50 rolling water carriers we could help so many more people. Please help me to alleviate some of her struggle and others just like her. I want to set up in many villages, co-operatives with rolling water carriers.
I'd like to share them among several villages for maximum effect. Many people in the places that I want to put them are forced to share a swamp watering hole with wild animals that use it for bathing, drinking and as a toilet. This is disgusting. If together we can raise £6500 we can put these carriers into such places to provide an alternative to swamp water. Children and women will then be able to access clean water and won't have to carry it on their heads over great distances.
Instead of having to use disgusting, putrid drinking water to stay alive, these carriers could help people like Zam Zam to make her 6 mile round trip to collect pure fresh water from the well just once a day and carry five times the amount of water that she currently has to, in dirty recycled 'JerryCans'.
Zam Zam -
"Please get us a well so that I can have clean water".
"I cant do that But I will try to do something"
This is that something. Please help me?
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Apr 17, 2018
I wanted to make a small contribution to you keeping your promise!
Apr 17, 2018
I love this idea, I want you to achieve this.jb
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I am appealing from the heart, and not on behalf of any charity. I promised to do something for Zam Zam last week and this is the best, and solution I can offer. Please help! p.s. I have used the possibilties page for accountability and Gift Aid. (please, please tick the box).