UN World Water Day - fundraising starts

Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
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Trip End Apr 30, 2011


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22 is designated as UN World Water Day – as we know, water is the source of civilizations, source of life, but it is also under the threat of pollution and depletion in many parts of the world, affecting the lives of many.

On April 22 , 2011 - I took on a fund-raising 9 day expedition in Northwest China this Easter (Gansu province, on Silk Road, south of Mongolia) to raise awareness and funding for water conservation projects in China.  During our expedition, we completed a walkathon of 118km in 7 days.  Proceeds go towards building water cellars for locals living in the area – one of the world's poorest and most arid.   

Northwest China is one of the driest regions in the world. Annual rainfall is only about 300mm yet annual evaporation rate is as high as 1,500-2,000mm. Drinking water for human beings and livestock predominantly comes from the little volume of rainwater collected by water cellars, an underground container solely used for such purpose. Due to poverty, most peasants cannot afford to build a water cellar on their own, and therefore water shortage has become a major problem in their daily living.

A water cellar can be built for every HKD2000 (~USD250) – each water cellar can store enough water for 1 household for 1 year.  Water cellars take an average of 4 months to build and last 10+ years.   If you wish to donate and support this, please email me for payment options.  Receipts can be issued for donations of HKD100 or more.  Thanks for your support and reading this! 

Full details of the charity supported and their water projects can be found on:
http://www.llcs.org.hk/index.php?tn=question&lang=us

Thanks for your support!  Every drop and every cent counts!

Joyce
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