People don’t think twice when they take a sip out of their water bottle or keep the sink on while brushing their teeth because for them, access to water is a given, and they don’t have to worry about their access to one of if not the most important necessity for survival in the world. Water is often one of the most overlooked fundamental resources in populations that have easy access to it, but for those who lack a consistent water source, their life is in the hands of nature. However, Africa is one of the leading countries whose people suffer and die from dehydration or water related diseases. 842,000 people die annually due to water contamination and a little less than half of them are children under the age of 5. In addition to the unmeasurable deaths contaminated water causes, these destitute children must sacrifice their days walking miles in order to retrieve a bucket of muddy water, taking away any opportunities to obtain a decent education.
Water Wells help fight this cause as they are built and maintained in locations closer to families allowing for practical access and, for children, more time in school.
My name is Rose Bora. I am a Junior in High School. I was inspired to begin the Just a Drop Water Well project after my volunteer trip to Africa last summer was cancelled due to COVID-19. I was determined to help in some way shape or form and decided to start a project. When looking at my options, the water well project really stood out to me as my Mom has previously built a well in years past.
So I urge you to please consider giving a monetary donation to my Just a Drop project to aid a community of people who need access to water more than ever at this time of a pandemic.