Bring Clean Water
The Gift of the Magi
Magi is Swahili for water, and in Africa clean water is truly a magical gift. Worldwide, 1.1 billion people do not have clean water. One of the most heartwrenching scenes in Africa is of women and children walking long distances -- hours each day -- to get water, which is often contaminated, and often causes waterborne diseases, such as cholera, typhoid, malaria, trachoma and diarrhoea, a leading killer of African children.
A gift of $25 will provide clean water to an African family for one month. Your donation will truly be a "gift of the magi." With your contribution, AMREF will work to reduce the prevalence of water and sanitation related diseases that needlessly kill African families -- and improve their general hygiene. How? We will work with community water committees to build shallow wells, boreholes and water tanks. We will train the water committees to operate and maintain the water sources -- so that the project is sustainable. By assisting AMREF's clean water project, you will also be contributing to poverty reduction. How? Having clean water nearby and available means that children can go to school and women can start income-producing businesses.