How much would you spend on a night out? £15? Did you know that’s how much it costs for us to transform someone’s life with access to safe water?
This summer WaterAid are on a mission to raise £1 million and to change the story for over 130,000 girls around the world with their To be a girl campaign. In communities where there is no direct access to clean water, water collection is almost exclusively the job of women and girls. Often young girls will walk miles carrying their own body weight in water.
Solo,13, and Ze,12, live in Madagascar. With no safe water close to home, they have no choice but to collect water from a dirty pond, carrying home 20kg of water on their shoulders. This daily chore makes it impossible for them to go to school or reach their potential. We can help to give them the freedom to be a girl, just like our own daughters…
So how can we help to do this? WaterAid are asking you to host a Big Night In on Saturday 12 July 2014 (or any other date that you can) with your friends to help change the lives of girls like Solo and Ze forever. So invite your friends over this summer and ask each of them to donate £15 instead of spending it on a night out. This could be an evening catching up with friends, a family dinner party, a summer barbecue, a girl’s night in, or something more creative! The fantastic news is that donations received by 9 September will be matched by the UK Government, helping to reach twice as many girls.
Mojomums think this is a fantastic campaign and we will certainly be joining in – every pound counts and if you can’t afford to give £15 then anything that you can give will help…
To register and find out more go to: wateraid.org/uk/bignightin
For more information about how Mojomums may be able to help you raise awareness for your chosen charity click here.
WaterAid are an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. Roughly one in ten of the world’s populations don’t have access to clean water, and one in three to adequate sanitation. Working with local partners, they only use practical technologies and make sure the right skills exist in the community so they can keep them working long into the future.