As you heard about in our last blog post, we have a big announcement about an upcoming crowd source project. Starting on Monday, November 4th, thisvillage will be doing a StartSomeGood campaign to raise funds for the first three wells in Bandanpally, Andhra Pradesh.
Some of you may know that our bigger plan for thisvillage is to help move an entire community–starting with Bandanpally–out of poverty. One of the approaches we employ toward poverty reduction directly involves the empowerment of girls and women:
thisvillage believes that empowering women and children is key to successful poverty alleviation. Women and children are the hardest hit by poverty and yet their voices are often silent in the development process. We believe that including the voices of women and children helps to make more effective solutions that can create sustainable development.
Today, October 11th, is International Day of the Girl Child (which we’ve talked about before). We ask that you partner with us–both now and later for our upcoming Start Some Good Campaign–in providing clean water for all people in the community of Bandanpally, which most certainly includes Bandanpally’s women and girls.
If you’d like to make a donation, visit our website and do so through PayPal. If you’re not in a financial position to do so, we’d love for you to spread the word about our work; via Twitter, Facebook, word of mouth, or whatever medium of communication you prefer.
— Christie Esau