30 Jul '11, 10pm

9 Year-old Raises $573,000 for Clean Water:

9 Year-old Raises $573,000 for Clean Water:

On a simple Web page with buttons for donating various amounts for clean water in Africa, you can see the photo of a smiling nine-year old girl named Rachel. For her birthday in June she had the goal of raising $300 for clean water for some people in Africa who currently don’t have access to it. Many people in African and around the world still don’t have access to to clean drinking water, nor clean water for proper sanitation. As a result they are forced to consume contaminated water and suffer from waterborne diseases. Rachel’s goal for raising several hundred dollars has been surpassed well beyond what was imaginable. So far the total is over $573,000. There are still 25 days left for her campaign, meaning 25 days of potential donations yet to be added to the total. Will it reach $600,000? So far there have been over 16,000 donations from over 28,000 people. This may be...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-year-old-raises-573000...

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