TODAY, if you could do only ONE act of charity, I urge you to
A) Visit the Project Dalisay Water Station Campaign page to learn about
- the plight of the people living in the slum areas in the Philippines where they’re in dire need of water – especially clean, healthy drinking water
- our effort to build a water station which will purify water from various sources in order to provide them with this basic necessity
B) Help us make this project a reality by contributing to our crowdfunding exercise
There’s no denying that we’re very much aware of the desperate situations faced by millions of people across the globe; be it those in war-torn countries such as Syria and Yemen, or the people in Africa where all they ever knew were extreme poverty and dreadful living conditions. In all honesty though, can we tell ourselves that we’d done enough for our fellowmen who’re hopelessly in need of the basic necessities that we take for granted? Necessities without which their chances of survival reduces with each passing day.
In Project Dalisay Water Station, our focus is on the 20 million odd people living in slums across the Philippines – the wretchedness and deprivation of which we could never truly imagine, much less understand – where water, clean or otherwise, is a luxury they can’t afford; water, a life-giving element, we not only take for granted, but most times, use mindlessly.
A few weeks back, we posted an article highlighting the world’s water crisis. In order to truly appreciate the severity of this global issue, one only needs to search the Internet to find a multitude of organisations, from international bodies like The World Water Council to non-profit organisations like Water.Org and The Water Project, making commendable efforts to extend as much help as possible to the populations in developing countries who are greatly affected by it.
Knowing what you do now about the water crisis, how do you feel about it? Are you already involved with any of the organisations mentioned above or maybe with some of the other humanitarian organisations (water & non-water related) like Mercy Relief or the UK-based Islamic Relief Worldwide ? Do you think there is room for all of us to do more?
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