Clean Water for Children
Many of us are taught as children, as in the video above, not to waste water. Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth. Minimize the use of the dishwasher. Sometimes, it even comes down to waiting to flush the toilet.
In developed countries, we have the luxury of wasting water. In fact, we often take it for granted. But the reality is that one in nine people around the world don’t have ready access to safe water. These are mothers, fathers, and most importantly, children. Some women travel hours every day just to reach the public water access.
Today, we encourage you to read more about World Water Day from a Global Motherhood perspective on Huffington Post. Nicole Wickenhauser from Water.org writes:
“Parvathi, a mother who lives with her husband and two children in a village 200 miles west of Bangalore, India, is an inspiration in the fight for clean water. Parvathi used to spend two to three hours collecting water from a public tap, which was a very difficult experience. The walk to the tap was long, the wait in line even longer, and it was common for violence to break out over the limited supply. This is not even to mention the opportunity cost for Parvathi. The most difficult part? After all of this, the water she collected wasn’t even safe.
But Parvathi didn’t give up. Like all mothers, she was determined to improve life for her family…”
Read more about how Parvathi made a difference for her family in Nicole’s full post, A Common Theme Of Our Best Days Ever.
In the meantime, take heart. We are making progress and there’s something you and your kids can do to make a difference. Today.
In honor of World Water Day, Johnson & Johnson and Water.org invite you to Donate A Photo to help bring safe water to those most in need around the world. For each photo you donate to Water.org,* Johnson & Johnson will donate $1.**
* On average, $25 enables Water.org to bring one person sustainable access to safe water.
**Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.
Fadra Nally is a Communications Specialist for Johnson & Johnson. When she’s not working, she’s mothering a precocious 7 year old in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. In her spare time, she writes All Things Fadra, one of the Top 100 Mom Blogs for 2012 according to Babble.com. She’s also the co-founder of Charitable Influence.