If you don’t follow me on Twitter (and you should: @ARFoodie), you’re still missing my photos and behind-the-scenes antics at Sunday’s Chef Ball. I’ll have them up soon. But meanwhile, I want you to consider something else: Water.
We take it for granted. While some of us have the privilege of creating food as an art, others around the world would just like to have something to drink that won’t make them sick.
You may know that I travel to Ghana every summer, and in the more remote areas, I’ve seen the power of wells firsthand. I remember one woman laughing, dancing, jumping while she worked the foot pump at one particular well. Clean water brings joy.
The same problem (and opportunity) lies in India, where hundreds of wells are old and broken. In fact, one third of all handpumps installed in the last twenty years in developing countries are now broken. And 4,000 children die every day because of lack of clean drinking water.
A group of online friends, calling themselves The Adventure Project, asked their blogger friends (like me) to post about this today, March 22, on World Water Day.
The opportunity: Rather than drill new wells, our gifts will help train and employ handpump mechanics. So everyone wins. You get to be a change agent, someone in India gets a job, and hundreds get clean water from that pump.
Want to know more? Check out The Adventure Project’s page about the Keep it Clean Campaign.
My goal is to have at least ten people donate $20. TODAY. (I know, I posted late. I had a dentist appointment. Pllb.) Click here and share clean water and jobs with our friends in India. Thanks so much!