Dirty water kills 72,000 children under the age of five each year. That’s almost 200 kids every single day. Old enough to attend kindergarten, these little ones never even make it to school. All because the water they sip after a meal or playtime preys on their bodies, robbing them of the chance to have a childhood or a future.
Yet, their mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers walk for 200 million collective hours every day, looking for water. Carrying buckets as heavy as 34 kilos, these women walk 6 kilometres on an average roundtrip to fetch water. In what they manage to find, faecal contamination is often a given, since goats, cows, and camels tramp through the same water. Setting in motion the never-ending cycle of disease, malnutrition and even loss of life.
The trouble is when we read numbers like 72,000, we have a tendency to shut down. It’s hard to imagine the suffering that water insecurity inflicts upon children who suffer due to water-borne illnesses and of the mothers who lose their children to such diseases. So, let’s start with one. Because one more child with clean water brings 72,000 down to 71,999. This is where you come in. Help us bring water to Wendano Primary School, its 600 students will gain access to water and 72,000 will come down to 71,400! Now that’s what we call WinS (Water in Schools).
WinS (Water in Schools)
Through a UNICEF-inspired concept called WinS (Water in Schools), Project Maji will bring clean water to the Wendano Primary School in Machakos County, Kenya. But we need your help to do it. With every AED 60 you donate we can ensure safe water on school premises for one student. You can help us make sure no student at Wendano Primary School remains thirsty during class, you can help us end their water walks and help them focus on their studies. That’s not all, safe water on school premises means 24/7 safe water access for the larger Wendano Community – easy access to water, better health and a brighter future for everyone.
So, are you ready to be a Water Warrior? Join us now and transform lives with clean water! Don’t forget to spread the word, invite your friends, your family and your relatives to match your impact. Together, let’s change these lives forever!
You can choose to change a life with AED 60:
AED 60 will provide one person with sustainable access to clean water
AED 250 will provide one family with sustainable access to clean water
AED 400 will provide 10 people with sustainable access to clean water
AED 800 will provide 20 people with sustainable access to clean water
AED 2000 will provide 50 people with sustainable access to clean water
AED 4000 will provide 100 people with sustainable access to clean water
AED 8000 will provide 200 people with sustainable access to clean water
AED 20000 will provide 500 people with sustainable access to clean water
AED 40000 will provide 1000 people with sustainable access to clean water
Head-quartered in Dubai, Project Maji is an official member of the International Humanitarian City. We are a pan-African safe water enterprise, working to provide sustainable access to clean water for rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Since 2015, Project Maji has served thousands of people with millions of litres of safe water pumped through our 67 solar-powered water kiosks across Ghana and Kenya. Declared winners of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award 2020 under the “Innovative Research and Development” category, we are well on our way scaling for impact and reaching our goal to serve 1 million people with sustainable access to safe water by the year 2025.
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