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May 24, 2013

I learned about WBH a few years ago from a fellow cancer survivor who had just returned from a trip to Niger. I was heart broken hearing the stories about the extreme hardship in Niger,the poorest country in the world. As is true in much of the developing world, women seem to pay the biggest price. In response, my family decided to fund a well a year. My 12 year old son also decided to start his own water circle.

i have seen many nonprofits over the years where you send in your contribution and there is no accountability for how it is spent. We have ceased supporting these organizations as dollars are spent on questionable activities. WBH, on the other hand, is 100% about transparency. You send money, fund a well or a portion of a well and you know how it is sent, building a well. Nothing you donate is taken for salaries or administrative overhead, there is a separate grant for that. And even more compelling, World Vision matches every $ of your donation to install the well, provide sanitary bathroom facilities for the village, provide education to the villagers. They then work with the villages for 15 years to ensure the villages are thriving.

There is so much extreme wealth in our world and I am regularly shocked about how money is thrown away on material things. A great cause and a dynamic executive director in Barbara Goldberg who has truly devoted her being to this organization and saving lives.

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