Today is World Blog Action Day. As thousands of bloggers around the world will be blogging to millions of people, they will be speaking out on the topic of water. I decided to take part in this action day as we, here in our city, have a great company that I’d like to share with you. They also have a wonderful partnering company that I’ll tell you about also.
Statistics tell us that a child dies every fifteen seconds due to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation and hygiene. Every year, an estimated 19 million children under five die from diarrheal disease. This year, about 2,200,000 children will die of dehydration caused by diarrhea. Eighty per cent of them in the first two years of their lives.
And this company is helping…
Address: 1500 Arlington Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Executive Director, Mark Hogg
This information was taken from their site…Edge Outreach
EDGE OUTREACH trains, equips, and mobilizes ordinary people in sustainable solutions for clean water, health and hygiene, and sanitation, around the world. We work with individuals and organizations offering hands on training in scalable water solutions, and hand pump repair.
We value integrity, excellence, the community of faith, prayer, passion, partnership, imagination, celebration, devotion, learning and teaching.
They manufacture a water purification system. Here’s an illustration of how their system works…
EDGE’s Water Training is hands-on training. We teach ordinary people, missionaries, mission teams, relief workers and students to test water, implement community health education and sanitation programs, build mini water treatment plants, utilize electric pumps in the field, and repair hand pumps.
We realize the way to solve the world’s water problems is not a single one. We believe we must be well equipped in a variety of areas to empower indigenous people to provide pure water for themselves.
EDGE also works closely with another wonderful ministry, called the Shoeman Water Project.
What is the Shoeman Water Project?
Taken from their site…Shoeman.org
Shoeman Water Projects
Eagle Wings Ministries
400 Tumulty, Manchester, MO 63021
636 -751 -8197
Shoeman Water Projects is a ministry of Eagle Wings Ministries, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, working to alleviate as much human suffering as possible and in the process, maximize fun with a splashing good time.
Shoeman Water Projects picks up donated used and new shoes year round from businesses, churches, schools, and shoe drives. Once collected, the shoes are given a second life when the Shoeman exports the donated shoes to retailers in the developing world.
The resale of shoes provides jobs and affordable footware. Funds generated from the export of shoes provides well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and hand pump repair mirco businesses bringing clean, fresh water to those who thirst.
Having partnered with Water for Kenya, the Shoeman has drilled 140 Kenya wells serving about 130,000 people. Edge Outreach of Louisville, Kentucky is also a charity partner with Shoeman Water Projects extending the water aid for those who thrust with purification systems and pump repair.
Shoeman Water Projects works joyfully with all people who have shoes and believe in getting water to those who thirst.
While investigating the water crisis in Haiti, engineering contacts at Washington University introduced Shoeman Water Projects to EDGE Outreach. In 2010, Shoeman Water Projects has partnered with EDGE Outreach as their main water delivery partner.
Learn more about Shoeman Water Projects by visiting their site.