By Karen McDaniels
Tuesday, March 22 is World Water Day. 633 million people around the world drink contaminated water every day. Would you drink contaminated water? Probably not, so why should anyone have to drink it?
In Jakarta, Indonesia there are more than 500,000 people who earn a living picking through garbage cans and dumpsters for anything they can sell to feed their families. On a good day they earn about $5. One to two dollars of that goes to buy bottled water for drinking and cooking every single day!
This World Water Day, I am asking you to help XSProject bring clean water for bathing, cooking and drinking to 100 trash picker families supported by our non-profit organization. Our MISSION is to break the generational cycle of trash picking by giving the children in this community a K-12 education. Our GOAL is to provide piped clean and filtered water to our community. With your donation to www.xsproject-usa.org and the engineers at Mercy Corps, we can radically change the lives of these families and produce happy, healthy students. And, I will personally send you a note of thanks!
As XSProject’s General Manager, Retno Hapsari (my boss) says: “It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us”.