A Small Act; An Extraordinary Act Of Kindness

April 10, 2011 by  
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Yesterday afternoon, I watched “A Small Act” a documentary about a holocaust survivor, Hilde Back, living in Sweden who sponsors the education of a child in Kenya by sending $15 a month.  The boy, Mburu grew up to go to Harvard Law School and to become a Human Rights Advocate for the United Nations.

Mburu attributes his change in life to Hilda’s charity and today he runs an educational non-profit, The Hilda Back Foundation, in Kenya.

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World Water Day

March 22, 2010 by  
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Water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don’t have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22, was established by the United Nations in 1992 and focuses attention on the world’s water crisis, as well as the solutions to address it.

This year, a collaborative of US-based organizations have joined to raise awareness and call for stronger commitments from governments, the private sector, and US citizens for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives in low-income countries.

By deploying the solutions that already exist, we can save the lives of thousands of children each day, advance education and employment – especially among women and girls – and fuel economic growth around the world.

Learn more about the events planned in Washington DC and around the country for World Water Day 2010 and find out how you can take action to help make clean water and sanitation a reality for people around the globe.

For more information please visit: http://waterday.org/

From WaterAidAmerica

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