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Children & Young People · 01:30

Agua Yaku

  • By Philip SMITH · United States Of America, Americas

 

Agua Yaku

Main aim of the charity

The Agua Yaku team bring in Mission groups to help build Water Filtration Systems and washing stations throughout the Andes Mountains to bring the community, clean drinking water, to save thousands of children's lives, where in the Country of Bolivia, there are reports of 40 Children a day, who die from drinking contaminated water.

How the employee got involved and why

I heard about this organization through my local church here in Cincinnati, Ohio that presents the information to the public on the organizations that are a great help to their country & it fit me well in wanting to save lives with providing clean Water.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I raise funds to fulfill my total trip. The amount is usually between $2400 & $3400 each time I am traveling to cover all costs & materials while lending my 2 hands during the week I am there. I usually spend 8 to 12 days.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

The family that organizes the projects are originally from North America, but have lived in South America for 14yrs to bring life to Bolivia by traveling through the Andes Mountains & building Water Filtration Systems for Schools to save Children's lives. They have to travel to the NA 2 times a year to make presentations to communities & Businesses to raise their own funds to be able to buy all the materials to build these systems also while living there. It would be a blessing on their hearts to not see them struggle for a time on end.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It would fund another Missions trip to be able to go out to Bolivia & work with them again. I don't get paid while I am there. The funds I raise, pay for all the supplies, fuel, living & food expenses. It would help me see move children's lives being saved to live another day from not having to drink contaminated water again. Note in statistics: 40 kids a day die in the country of Bolivia from drinking unfiltered water.

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