Giving A Lifetime of Clean Water
You are probably well aware that water is absolutely vital to your health and well-being. A human can live for only a few days without it. Sadly, this essential need means that there are many areas around the world where people are forced to make the choice between survival and drinking unsanitary water.
One of these places is the landlocked country of Laos. Located in Southeast Asia, a substantial proportion of the nation’s population resides in remote villages that do not have access to clean drinking water. As poor sanitation compounds the problem, serious health conditions are taking a toll on these communities.
Children are particularly vulnerable to the life-threatening gastro-intestinal diseases, like dysentery, typhoid, and cholera, which can be caused by unclean water. In fact, contaminated water is one of the leading causes of death for young Lao children.
Because of this dire situation, the LiveGLOCAL Foundation is on a mission to bring clean water pumps and sanitation education to families on the Bolaven Plateau in Laos. The organization is putting their belief that clean drinking water is a human right, not a luxury, into action.
The LiveGLOCAL Foundation is working to save lives by creating a special partnership with the communities. They begin by hiring local labor to install clean water pumps into Lao villages that are most in need. The community then forms a special water board that is in charge of collecting taxes that are used to maintain the new equipment. Because the villages are responsible for sustaining the water pumps, a significant sense of pride is established among the people who use it.
Another special perk of this program is the guarantee that the contractor will fix the pump at no additional cost if it happens to break during the first year of operation. This instills confidence among the villagers regarding the reliability of the equipment.
This initiative to provide clean water to remote villages in Laos is advantageous for a variety of reasons. First, it allows communities to maintain a sense of dignity by providing healthier drinking water to their families under their own control. It also promotes acceptance of the new technology that is helping to prevent life-threatening diseases. Between the sanitation education and the teamwork with LiveGLOCAL, lives are being saved every day.
You can support this incredible program to bring clean water to villages in Laos through GreaterGood’s Gift That Gives More™ program. For a contribution of as little as $3, you’ll help prevent serious illnesses and provide a lifetime of clean water for one Lao child. A life is depending on you to take action today. Click here to give people in Laos access to clean, healthy drinking water.