CFEBA News: Every Day, 900 Children Die
Every day, 900 children die from water-borne diseases. That is one child, every two minutes.
The Charitable Foundation of the EBA (CFEBA) wants to make that tragedy a thing of the past. In 2017, CFEBA is focusing its effort to fund a life-changing solar water pump and drip irrigation project for a rural Ugandan village. In partnership with Innovation: Africa, a nonprofit that has helped over a million people in 100 sub-Saharan villages across seven countries through this initiative, the project will help these Ugandans access clean water for the first time.
Innovation: Africa will drill for an aquifer, install a water tank, install a solar pump, and use solar panels to pump water up to the tank. Upon completion, clean water will flow through taps to the village for the first time. This technology holds the hope that this village will not just survive, but thrive. Innovation: Africa's research, based on implementation of its solar water pump and drip irrigation system elsewhere, has resulted in improved economic opportunities, increased rates of education, and decreased rates of malnutrition and water-borne diseases. Villages have the infrastructure to support advanced technology in classrooms and clinics, and as women and children no longer need to spend significant time searching for water for drinking, cooking and washing, their quality life shows marked improvement. In addition, drip irrigation technology improves food production while using less water.
This is an ambitious and worthy endeavor, but we need your help. Please take a moment to make a tax-deductible donation online today. Our effort will culminate with the CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala, The Power of Water, on April 3, 2017 at EBA's Annual Meeting and Conference. CFEBA is seeking sponsors of this event. Sponsorship levels and benefits can be found at The Power of Water.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, 336 million people don't know what having a clean glass of water is like. And, you can change it.