Our Challenge Team: Holly, Jeremiah and Zachary Reinhardt
Around the world, 748 million people lack clean water. More than twice as many — 2.5 billion — lack basic sanitation facilities, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The overlapping of these two devastating realities can be deadly for children. Water sources contaminated by waste can lead to devastating diseases like hepatitis, typhoid, cholera and other intestinal illnesses. Children are more vulnerable than any to these health problems.
The Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge is always dedicated to providing clean water to sponsored children in Tanzania. Protecting children from water-related diseases is an indispensible part of our work in the shadow of this famed mountain. By sponsoring a Compassion adventurer as he or she summits Mount Kilimanjaro, you can help improve a child’s health through distinct water-related improvement projects at two child development centers. Funds raised during this adventure will help construct a clean-water borehole well at St. Magreth Student Center in Moshi, Tanzania, as well as 12 safe latrines for the children of Mkuza Student Center in Kibaha, Tanzania. With your generous donation, you’ll help these children avoid water- and sanitation-related diseases, giving them a healthy foundation as they begin the long trek out of poverty.
Continue to read more at compassion.com/climb-kilimanjaro-clean-water-sanitation.