Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 191: Dug A Well

Not long ago, I received an email from a man named Todd Amacker.  Todd emailed me about MozCause, a small non-profit that he is the directs.  MozCause is a small group of volunteers dedicated to helping a school in a remote part of Mozambique, Africa.  The goal for MozCause is to improve the conditions of the school, named Escola Primaria de Mafacitela, and to help the 96 students to gain an education, something they previously didn't have access to while the country was still in the midst of a bloody civil war.  MozCause was previously successful in their effort to raise enough funds to build a roof for the school to shelter the students from the oppressive heat.  One of the issues currently facing the students is the fact that in their remote location, they (and the surrounding 3 tribes of the region) do not have access to clean water.  Therefore, Todd has led a campaign to get a well put in for both the school and the inhabitants of the area.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to help Todd and MozCause "dig" the well with a small contribution.  A simple well may seem like a small thing, but I recently learned of some statistics that may startle you.  As I learned from MozCause, malnutrition due to dirty water, inadequate hygiene and hygiene is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day.  Just think of the impact something as simple as clean drinking water can have on so many lives.  If you would like to learn more about MozCause, or make a donation you can do so here or here!

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