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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Giving safe drinking water to children in Bonke, Ethiopia

Chosa, in southern Ethiopia’s Bonke region, is one of the deadliest places on earth for children.

Located well off the beaten path, the small village has suffered in silence for decades. An extraordinary number of children have lost their lives because of the unsafe water they are forced to drink.

In Chosa, and so many other villages just like it, one child in every household is sick at least once per week.

Even more troubling is the fact that one in every five children in this region die before the age of five.

The fact that we’ve been able to provide safe drinking water to 70,000 of the 160,000 people who live in Bonke is of little comfort to parents in villages like Chosa where help has not yet arrived.

The safe water is there, in underground springs that flow right beneath the surface in the hills just beyond the village; in fact, our Ethiopian water specialists know exactly where it is.

What isn’t there, at the moment, is the help that only you can provide to build a water system that will carry the safe water down from the hills and into the village of Chosa. The same is true in other villages in Bonke, just like Chosa, that we’ve not yet been able to help.

A gift of just $40 will ensure that a child has safe water to drink. Please help today.