Sunday, March 8, 2009

My heart beats for stories like this.

From Scott Harrison (founder of Charity: Water):
"In preparation for the fall launch of our Water for Schools program, I had the pleasure of traveling to Ethiopia a few weeks ago with four fathers and five of their daughters, ages 9-14. One of the dads, Shawn Budde, has been volunteering as a strategy consultant with charity: water for over 6 months and has been a huge blessing to us. On this trip, I had a surprise for him. I was going to take him and his daughters to a well he'd helped fun through the campaign. Filming them at the Adiayfela school was one of the high points of 2009. I remember smiling through tears as we saw the handmade signs that read "We love Budde family" and listened to speeches.

I ask you to put yourself in his shoes and imagine the many celebrations around the world you've made possible like this one. I hope this video and Shawn's words will inspire you."

The Budde Family Well / charity: water / Ethiopia from charity: water on Vimeo.

You can make a difference starting with $20 a month. Please visit and sign up to be a part of a LARGE movement.Link
A movement which enables humans around the world to have access to clean drinking water.

Sounds simple to me.


Eve said...

Lisa that video brought tears to my eyes.

I look forward to writing that $20.00 check each month.

Lisa said...

me too eve. i've watched it 3 times and cry each time, equally as hard as the first time I watched it.

don't be surprised if i move to africa someday.


Linda Vujnov said...

I just emailed Jodie to see if she has the photo. Let's pinky promise that if it is a bad photo, we won't post it.