We’d never been to a health facility that offered rabbits to patients in need of a cuddle–until we visited Rwanda. At the clinic in Shyorongi, Donathile does her best without clean running water. But, through the September Campaign, her biggest wish is about to come true.
It takes more than pipes and pumps to make our water projects run in Rwanda. And those projects provide a lot more than water.
They create jobs.
Take Dieudonne, for instance–he has the tools, the team, and the drive to make sure thousands of people get clean, safe water every single day.
Today, charity: water turns six! Our team is in Rwanda right now where work is underway thanks to our September Campaign supporters. We’re preparing to turn your donations into clean, safe water for 26,000 people. Check out this video, sent straight from the field, and join us.
Rwanda is beautiful. But life in the Land of a Thousand Hills isn’t easy. Families often walk for hours, up and down mountains, just to collect dirty water from rivers. Here are the stories of two families whose lives are about to change.
Bagina’s kids spend as much time collecting water as American kids spend watching TV.
Watch the video to see what their day looks like:
Pelagie and her family walk so far for water that they can’t spare a drop for bathing or washing clothes.
Read the story to learn what the September Campaign could do for them:
This year’s September Campaign is focused on Rwanda, where we’re
raising money to give clean water to 26,000 people in Rulindo District.
To overcome the worst of humanity after the 1994 genocide, they
had to reimagine justice and redefine Rwanda’s place in the world.
Meet the survivors, leaders, and workers who are building solutions to
the country’s biggest problems and replacing poverty with prosperity.