Today was WORLD WATER DAY. I Supported The Cause !

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Today was WORLD WATER DAY, a day set to focus on the world water crisis and how it affects women. World Water Day is recognized each year on March 22.In my acknowledgement of it, I purchased a chalice from Stella Artois to support their BUY A LADY A DRINK FUNDRAISER. I purchased the chalice to support the effort in Kenya. There are chalices specific provide support  to various countries so supporters can choose hand-designed chalices from Kenya, Peru and Haiti, the purchase will help support production of clean water for 5 years . I wanted to inform my readers about the water crisis. I am water professional and this issue is one that I take an active interest  in. My web searches over the last few weeks helped educate me even more. In fact, I was astounded to learn that actor Matt Damon cares deeply about access to clean water.
Here is just an overview from an Huntington post article about Matt Damon's support of the world water crisis.
  For the last 25 years, he has worked tirelessly to help bring clean water and sanitation to women all over the globe.
Around the world, 663 million people live without access to safe water. That’s twice the population of the United States — but Damon feels that this crisis disproportionately affects women. It’s estimated that women in the developing worldwalk a combined 125 million miles a day to collect water for their families. 
This month, his organization is teaming up for the second time with Stella Artois for their “Buy a Lady a Drink“ campaign, which encourages the purchase of hand-designed chalices from Kenya, Peru and Haiti.
Every chalice purchased provides one person with five years of clean water. Last year they brought five years of clean water to more than 290,000 women in the developing world.
The campaign’s focus in 2015 was on women’s long journeys for clean water. This year, the campaign showcases the positive impact that access to clean water can have. Damon and Stella Artois will unveil three new short films from the project at the Sundance Film Festival next week.
Damon sat down with The Huffington Post in December on the set of one video shoot to talk about how water became his cause — and how he hopes we’ll all consider what kind of legacy we want to leave behind in this world. 
The Huffington Post: Do you view the global water crisis as a women’s issue?
Matt Damon: Absolutely. The water collection falls onto the women in the family. The matriarch of the household is doing the water collection or it’s the girls in the family. The girls are the ones disproportionally affected by lack of clean water and sanitation issues.


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