One brick at a time

by My Arms Wide Open
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Nov 3, 2015

Let's give Bergnek water this holiday season...

Help Maria and her Brother
Help Maria and her Brother

Grateful for all I have in my life

I always love this time of year, as the world around us changes displaying the most brilliant and beautiful colours. Snow is coming for some of us and we're ready to trick and treat. Before we know it it will be thanksgiving, here in the US and on to the Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, or simply the Holiday Season depending on your belief system. The one thing that seems to be common at this time of the year is the focus on family, friends and gratitude.

I am truly grateful to be in the circumstances I am in, here in North America.

The current reality of Bergnek

Currently the residents of the little community of Bergnek, in Limpopo South Africa have a water supply that provides them with approximately 5 litres (just over a gallon) of water per person, per day, to meet all their individual water needs each day.

During the month of December we are hoping to get new distribution piping and two new wells activated to increase the water supply to 15 litres (approx. 4 gallons) per person per day.

Let's put that in perspective; the average North American uses 176 Gallons of water per day = 666 litres of water per day. In fact, the EPA suggests it is even higher than that, providing a number of around 400 gallons a day for all of our needs.

I wonder of we could survive in Bergnek? 

How about making a new donation today?

We really want and the Bergnek community needs us to get this project going the first two weeks of December. We need a total of $5,000 to get the full funding released for the project.

What will water enable the Bergnek Community to do?

For the residents of Bergnek, getting access to enough water to meet basic needs will have a direct impact on child development, nutrition and better health. As we work alongside the community to increase capacity, with your help, they will be able to grow more food and ultimately build more homes, a health clinic and a brick making factory. All of this will create employment on the community and literally save lives.

Get your donation tax deduction for 2015 and DONATE NOW!

We really want and the Bergnek community needs us to get this project going the first two weeks of December. We need a total of $5,000 to get the full funding released for the project.

GRATITUDE

Whatever you decide, please do it today! The girls, women and children we serve extend a warm smile and heartfelt ‘thank you’ for your support. We are all grateful for your support.

With our deepest Gratitude,

The My Arms Wide Open Family of Communities

Imagine having to get your water like this?
Imagine having to get your water like this?
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My Arms Wide Open

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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