In just one day, more than 200 million hous of women’s time is consumed for the most basic of needs. The lost productiity is greater than the combined number of hours worked in a week by employees at Walmart UPS McDonalds IBM Target and Rogers according to Gary White, cofounder at Water.Org Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant often polluted sources.
Today is #WorldWaterDay, I am urging people to give any kind of donation to a water charity. This brings to light that I am often asked, how can I get involved, I want to help but there are so many organizations and I don’t know who to choose. My advice is always the same, take a few minutes next time you have access to a computer, instead of Facebook, take 5 to find a few organizations. If it is water, education, health etc. I give frequently to many different organizations, $25 -$50 here and there. I have a few repeats and love the following:
KIVA – helps you match to a country, person and cause
Isla Urbana – working in Mexico, be part of their water revolution!
Charity Water – a fun group doing great work bringing water to those that need it
PIH – making great strides in healthcare for TB and HIV/AIDS internationally
The Olive Tree Projects – working towards Maternal Health in Haiti
You can find your own, these are just a few to get you started. Be spontaneous, have fun and enjoy it!