Today is #GivingTuesday and that means a lot to those who support Esperança and our mission, this means your donation will be doubled! Your donation from today and throughout this month is doubled up to $100,000. Because of this generous matching campaign and friends like you we have saved hundreds of lives by bringing hope through sustainable disease prevention and treatment. This means:
- Clean Water – In the developing countries we serve, contaminated water is at the root of much of the needless sickness and death we see in rural villages. Esperança locates fresh, clean underground water sources and provides villagers with the training and materials needed to bring this precious resource to their community.
- Micro Business Loans – Many of the families we serve in rural areas just barely survive on the income each family member contributes. Esperança can create a new source of
income by providing a set of chickens, a sack of quinoa seeds, or even a pig. In time, these resources pay for themselves and enable the family to pay back the loan and spread the same life-changing opportunity to another family in need.
- Health Education – Much of the sickness not caused by contaminated water can be avoided by basic changes to lifestyle habits such as using soap or sleeping under a mosquito net. Esperança provides health education and training – teaching the local residents why they get sick and how they can prevent sickness in the future. Materials are also provided to help families make these life-saving changes.
- Home Building – Thousands of families around the world live in unsafe, unsanitary houses built out of sticks, mud and other debris. Esperança provides the materials and training needed in order for these families to build safe homes they can call their own.
So much is accomplished through your support! Help me give Esperança a great head start next year by giving a special #GivinigTuesday gift.