Saturday, December 18, 2010

Clean Water for Haiti

One in eight children in Haiti don’t live to see their fifth birthday because of illnesses they get drinking dirty water, and more infants die of preventable waterborne diseases than in any other country in the western hemisphere.

All Hands is responding by producing biosand water filters as a simple solution to provide safe, clean drinking water. They’re small enough to put in homes and schools, and can filter water from common sources like rivers, pumps and wells for ten years or more.

A gift of 20 dollars this holiday season will give a person clean water for 10 years or more. 100 dollars sponsors an entire filter, providing clean water to a family in need. This holiday season you have the opportunity to change someone’s life. People should never have to be without safe, clean drinking water.

For more information or to help purchase biosand water filters for Haiti, visit All Hands Volunteers.

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