Provide Water for 150 Families and Fight Violence

$2,825 $4,943
Raised Remaining

Worldwide, 1 in 8 people live without access to safe water and 4,500 infants and children die each day from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation. In Rwanda, 1 in 3 people lack access to a safe water supply and 28% (mostly women and children) must travel between 30 minutes and 4 hours by foot to obtain water. Often widowed and disabled women are sexually exploited for water or must send their children for water instead of to school. Please continue to support Global Grassroots.

Global Grassroots deeply appreciates your support of this water project. To date, we have raised $1,405 of the necessary $6,363.

Funds permitting, we will launch this and an additional seven social venture projects in Rwanda this year. In June, we will return to Rwanda to host our sixth Academy for Conscious Change and, in partnership with Jewish Helping Hands, offer training for our project teams in reproductive health, social-issue filmmaking, computer literacy, English, and trauma healing through yoga and breathwork. We happily report the recent launch of Light in Our Home, a women-led project aimed at reducing gender-based violence and the stigma associated with reporting domestic violence in the Byimana sector of rural Rwanda. Additionally, we have been working in Haiti, offering the trauma healing portion of our program to women survivors of the earthquake.

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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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