Water is life. It’s that simple. This World Water Day, help us share this video and spread the word: vimeo.com/122470455 #748million
Walking for water often takes hours for women in Ethiopia. But thanks to your generosity, we're making water more accessible!
Today we’re celebrating the legacy of a remarkable 9-year-old girl named Rachel Beckwith: http://bit.ly/2a73uOK
Five years ago today, 9-year-old Rachel Beckwith lost her life in a car accident. She’d just donated her 9th birthday to @charitywater - skipping her party and birthday gifts - so kids she’d never met could have clean water. She raised $220 - enough to help seven people. But after her death, word of her selflessness spread around the world, and more than 31,000 strangers began to donate $9 or more in her honor. Her $220 turned into more than $1.2M, funding 143 water projects in Tigray, Ethiopia for 37,000 people. On the one-year anniversary of her death, her parents and grandparents went to Ethiopia to meet thousands of the men, women and children that now had clean water because of Rachel. But the story didn't end there. 408 of the 31,000 people that donated to Rachel’s campaign followed her lead, and ran fundraising campaigns of their own. Five years later, that group has raised another $1.7M for clean water. Rachel’s story touched hearts around the world, and has now impacted more than 100,000 lives. In a world today seemingly full of so much hatred and violence, Rachel’s life remains a beautiful reminder of the capacity we have to love and serve each other.