by: Danielle Howard
A gift to charity: water has been made in your honor.
This year, in the spirit of giving and with the goal of making an impactful difference far greater than any Christmas card or box of chocolates, Kaydan Wealth Management is giving the gift of water on behalf of all of its clients.
Why water? For people in developing countries, clean water can change everything. Watch this video.
Right now, 785 million people on the planet lack access to clean and safe drinking water. That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. Access to clean water gives hope and means education, income, and health – especially for women and kids.
As a project sponsor, 100% of the donation made in your honor to charity: water will fund a clean water project. Specifically, we sponsored a brand new well and hand pump to a community in Malawi, Africa that will serve approximately 200 people. The project will begin in January 2022 and take approximately 21-months to complete. charity: water will send us progress updates along the way and a completion report once the project has concluded. Keep an eye on your email and our Kaydan Cares blog for progress updates, pictures, and GPS coordinates of the well and pump over the course of the project.
Malawi is one of Africa’s most densely populated and least developed countries with 70% of the population living below the income poverty line. To date, they rank 174 out of 189 countries on the 2020 Human Development Index. Recent droughts and floods have destroyed already under-developed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, and approximately 35% of the rural population continues to lack access to clean drinking water.
Handpumps are used when groundwater is available and reachable by either mechanical or manual drilling methods. A borehole is drilled, lined, and tested for water quality to ensure it can supply enough safe water for the community. If necessary, the well is also disinfected. Finally, the well is fitted with a pump that will bring cool, clean water to the surface.
Why charity: water? Watch this video below as former nightclub promoter, Scott Harrison, shares how making the radical decision to reset his life led to solving the world’s water crisis.
To learn more, please visit charitywater.org.