what if…

{happy world water day}

this morning, i showered. i filled up my bright green tea kettle with tap water and heated it on the stove for my coffee press. twice. all four of my kids went to school bathed. we brushed our teeth,  flushed our toilets, washed our hands.

but what if we couldn’t?

what if our water looked like this {collected from a puddle in our backyard}?

world water day

what if your child was one of the 42,000 that die each week from unsafe water and unhygienic living?


what if, instead of going to the gym to exercise, our exercise consisted of walking miles and miles each day to collect water for ourselves and our families? all the while lugging a jerry can weighing forty pounds when filled?

photos by friends, J and S Lang.

what if the life expectancy for you and your loved ones was only 39 years? in six years, my children would be orphans.

what if you could change this?

{we can}

our family of six is running to provide clean water for a community of hundreds. if 247 of you each donate twenty dollars, it will happen.

what if?

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  • http://twitter.com/girlsworld Kirsten

    Do you have a timeline in which you are hoping to raise this money? I want to donate, but I’ve got to make it fit into the budget! :)

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      our campaign will run until mid-June! :)

  • http://www.jeninreallife.com/ jeninRL

    I LOVE that you all are doing this! I will work it into my budget before June and you will have my $20.

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com Lissa_ShrinkingJeans

      you gals are the best! thank you, pretty lady!