We were very excited to learn that this October, our well that we partnered with Charity: Water and others to help build was completed.
Thanks to you and because of the 1% that we donated from purchases on Modavanti, this community in the Northern Sahel region of Mali now has access to clean and safe drinking water. The cost of the well was $54,198.79. We together contributed $5,500.
Clean water is life and access to fresh water can change communities, empower women, provide a huge boost in economic output and perhaps most of all, provide dignity to thousands of individuals. Today, because of this well, over 2000+ villagers in Northern Mali can focus on other issues besides where to source water. These villagers, especially women and girls, used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. The water wasn't safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your orders, and the $5500 we were able to donate, people here are walking significantly less every day to collect water. Most importantly, the water they bring home each day is safe enough to drink.
We are proud to have team up with Charity: Water because 100% of the donations are put towards the project and wells they build. They hire local partners and leaders to ensure that the community be as invested in the longevity of the well as possible. This is an important economic boost as well.
Furthermore each family using the new well had to contribute toward their project's construction — a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water. The community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.
Clean water has changed this village and will continue to do so for years to come. Thank you for joining us in supporting such an incredibly important cause. You can read more about the well and where each dollar went here: https://my.charitywater.org/p/myprojectsview?project_id=ML.WVI.Q18.104.22.168&campaign_id=58618
Let's all raise a glass of water and celebrate good health everywhere.
- The Modavanti Team