Science tells us that three-quarters of the earth is covered in water. Water is essential for human survival. Water is used for drinking, bathing, helps crops grow just to name a few. Despite the fact that a larger percentage of the earth is made up water, millions of people still do not have access to this vital commodity. Goal number seven of the Millennium Development Goals are to ensure that at least half of the world’s populations have access to safe drinking water and for sanitation purpose.it is 2015 and this goal has yet been achieved in most third world countries. It was reported in the year 2012; over 700 million of the world’s population did not have access to drinking water. My group project was focused on collecting funds to help in the achievement of clean and safe drinking water through the Water Aid America campaign. All f s were required to collect money to fund the project, all monies were collected in the following link http://www.gofundme.com/vwbgmw.
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Figure A screen Shot of My Quest of funding for the project.
Each group member was supposed to participate fully in the project. Each of us was required to collect the money individual through our own initiatives and later put it together as a group. Having seen the power of the social media is finding aid for people, I choose Facebook as my target group. Each day I would post an update about the project I was undertaking and its purpose and plead with my friends and the general public to assist in making access to safe drinking water a reality to those who cannot access it. At the end of the update were the words “Montco’s quests for clean water by Sarah Buttaro-go fund me http://www.gofundme.com/vwbgmw”. I also asked my friends to help me to post updates in request for contribution from their friends by sharing the link on their Facebook pages. The feedback we got from Facebook was overwhelming. Most people were remorseful that it was quite unfortunate for people to lack this vital commodity when others misuse it. My friends shared the messages along and the campaign went on smoothly.
A friend of mine has a shop that is busy all during the day because it is frequented a lot by people because of its location. I placed a jar labeled “Montco’s Quest for the funding quest for clean water”, at the shop and put up notices to remind the customers and passersby to drop some money into the jar to facilitate access to water for all people in the world. The jar was very large and placed on a high counter where it would be seen by all and not be interfered with. Lucky enough most of them were kind enough and contributed something towards my campaign for Water Aid America.
Figure The jar at my Friend’s Shop
My friends did very well; all of us were very committed on the project and wanted to do something towards the achievement of Water for all Americans. They also took advantage of the social media platforms and sent text messages to their friends and family to fund them in the project. I am happy we all brought something to the table, I feel very proud of ourselves.
I learnt that Montco Quest for Clean water has its roots in 37 countries in the world. I learnt that in the recent earthquake in Nepal the group was very active in supplying clean water to all hose affected. I would like to cultivate a saving culture to help Montco Quest for Clean Water fund itswater projects across the world.
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