How many of us think about how much water we use everyday? We shower, brush our teeth, and cook meals with water everyday without thinking about it, but imagine living somewhere where you have to travel miles everyday just to get dirty and infectious drinking water.
Founded in 2008, the Thirst Project is trying to end this silent crisis. Road Warrior, Dahe Jun, said, “The Thirst Project’s mission is simple: Build a socially-conscious generation of young people who end the global water crisis.” We do this by educating students about it and activating them to rock the clean water cause & build real water projects all over the world.”
Thirst Project is currently active in 7 countries, but their major project currently is in Swaziland. In 2012, they committed to give the entire nation of Swaziland safe, clean drinking water. Each well in Swaziland costs $12,000. The entire project will cost a little more than $50 million, and are hopping to accomplish it by 2022.. #Swaziland2022
You may be asking, but “Why Water?” The answer is simple: health and sanitation. Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than AIDS, Malaria, and all world violence combined. This is because small children typically do not have strong enough immune systems to fight diseases like cholera, dysentery, or schistosomiasis.
They have served over 306,000 people already in the 7 countries they serve, but they need your help to reach their goal, and serve more. Share on social media! Find them on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook @thirstproject or on their website.