As we close out another great year at WaterStep, we pause to celebrate the many people from around the world who have smiled in 2017 because of access to safe water, sanitation and health education!
Motivated by a call to serve, Zacharie Tossou with the Global Solidarity Initiative in Senegal is partnering with WaterStep to open WaterStep’s first training center and storehouse in Africa. This new expansion will enable our African partners in 11 different countries to have access to WaterStep’s life-saving technology and hands-on training in water treatment, sanitation and health education, thus reducing the number of people who die daily from a waterborne illness. In addition, this training center in Dakar will be a place where educators from across Senegal can be trained on how to install and maintain safe water systems and health education in local schools, beginning in the city of Touba.
The needs are URGENT. Zacharie works with thousands of street children, an extremely vulnerable population, who survive by begging. They lack food, healthcare, safe water and health and hygiene education. The water they drink is simply NOT SAFE. Thousands of children are susceptible to waterborne illness and without healthcare, these children will die if they don’t have access to safe water. His mission is to save lives by providing safe water, putting an end to the childrens’ begging and bringing smiles back.
Your support is essential in providing Africa with WaterStep’s life-saving technology. The cost of this expansion is $30,000. You can be proud that your END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTION will empower families and communities in 11 different countries to not only survive but thrive. Thank you for joing us! You can DONATE NOW!
WaterStep’s trainer and operator in Puerto Rico Cindy Figueroa trained a team of volunteers last week. A huge shipment including 56 of our disaster response kits arrived in-country on December 2nd, and some have already been distributed to people serving communities that need safe water. In addition, the bleach makers will provide large quantities of disinfectant for several medical facilities on the island. Big thank you to our friends at GE Appliances – Puerto Rico for providing storage and transportation for the equipment. We are so proud and thankful for this hope and hard work coming together and saving lives with safe water!
For the first time, WaterStep was part of the annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour last week, and we enjoyed having over 500 people visit our headquarters and learn about our mission!