I have just ended my medical volunteer journey in Arusha, Tanzania. There are no amount of words to fully describe the love I have for the people, the volunteers, and the area. My trip has altered my perspective of the world, showing me a life where people are trying to survive every single day. These people are walking hundreds of miles to reach their destination with little to no hygiene care. Not only that, but there is little to no water. If water is provided for the people, there will be improvements in hunger, health, and poverty. At the hospitals I visited, I cannot express enough how many times tears filled my eyes. I see children and adults having marasmus and kwashiorkor (two types of malnutrition), skin infections, eye infections, and the list never ends.
This is just one country, though, in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are 43 other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that need our help. I would like to make a difference in this world even as a high schooler so I connected with The Water Project, producing a fundraising page.
The Water Project is an organization that provides clean water to different communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. These key areas include Kenya, Uganda, and Sierra Leone. If you are worried that the money will not end up in the right hands, you can follow The Water Project’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. These social media accounts detail their current journey in providing safe water for the people.
Donating will make a huge difference in someone’s life and it takes less than two minutes to do so. Thank you for reading and taking your time in helping the cause.