Clean Water Well Project in AFRICA

Who I Am: My name is Danica and I am born and raised in sunny Los Angeles! Coming from two generations of Social Workers from LA County, my upbringing was filled with endless opportunities to participate in community projects to help our fellow Los Angelenos. Ranging from Food Banks, YMCA programs, church missions & giving trees, tutoring, and hot meal delivery projects to name a few, through these activities my Grandmother and Mother instilled in us a strong sense of philanthropy and community responsibility. Having worked at VOSS Water for almost 5 years now, I have come to get to know the wonderful work of the VOSS Foundation and I am excited to have the opportunity to work  on this Water Project. In August 2017, I was awarded the VOSS Foundation Pure Intentions Award 2017 for my charitable efforts within my local community. It is now my goal to continue to give back not only in my local community but also my GLOBAL community by sponsoring a clean water well in Africa through the VOSS Foundation. 

Why Water: It goes without saying that water is a basic human resource for all things living but also has a direct correlation to success within a community and especially for WOMEN! Here's how... 

100% of the donations will go directly to the VOSS Foundation for purposes of building a clean water well.

When the VOSS Foundation builds a well:

Employment statistics go up immediately: we employ local laborers to build the projects, local cooks to provide them with food while they’re working, and we train local individuals to maintain and secure the well in the future.

Mothers can give birth in clean healthcenters with a much lower chance of getting an infection.
Children do not die from diarrhea, cholera, or other water-borne illnesses.

More children can go to school:  In the village of Latawken, Kenya, where we built a water system, local authorities had to build a bigger school because there were more students after there was clean water.
More of these students are girls who no longer are removed from school to help their mothers carry water when their families get too big:  In Kalebuka, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we’ve built a well at the area’s first all-girls school.

Children can grow without developmental problems that they otherwise incur from carrying such heavy loads on their backs and heads at such a young age.

Women now have the time to pursue their own education and earn an income:  In Pel, Mali, where we built 5 wells, one of them is at a garden owned by a local women’s cooperative.  This co-op functions like a sort of savings-and-loan organization, whereby the women pool and save their money altogether.  We’ve helped them grow healthy vegetation for themselves and, in the process, helped them double their income.

With money comes power: once women are contributing to their families’ income, they begin to achieve parity.

Women also gain political power through their positions on newly-created water management committees. Each of our projects creates a local council to oversee the well or water system. Every water management committee must be composed of at least 50% women.

Why $12,000 & Why Donate Now: A water system can cost about $7500-$12K depending on the type and also includes a few years of maintenance. However, there are many factors such as climate change, political unrest, gender & cultural strife, geography, and lack of resources that are preventing millions in Africa from access to clean water. So please DONATE NOW!

To find out more about the VOSS Foundation and their work go to:
http://www.vossfoundation.org/


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Danica Dias 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
Voss Foundation, Inc. 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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