Welcome to the Power of ONE fundraising page.
We are a community connected to Drop in the Bucket through our affiliation with Insigh2Profit. our community believes in the Power of ONE. The idea that ONE person is empowered to take action. That ONE action can start a ripple effect benefiting an entire community. That ONE community can change the world.
Under the guidance of Ryan White, founder and CEO of Insight2Profit, we have been partnering with Drop In the Bucket since 2010 to bring clean water to nearly half a million people in East Africa, and in 2016 we began to provide for the secondary education of girls in this region.
I have been with Insight2Profit for 9 months and am very proud to work for an organization that has made a commitment to paying it forward. Education is the single most important factor to address this need. Today, the most extreme poverty is found in Sub Sahara Africa. In South Sudan, a country of 12 million people, only 500 girls graduate high school each year. We’re committed to change this, and we need your help!
Water is something that we all take for granted. We should be grateful for that blessing. But many in the world lack even basic access to water. Drop in the Bucket focuses on villages in East Africa, where gathering clean water is a daily struggle. Since their founding in 2006, they have worked with hundreds of villages doing the basics required to provide water: drilling wells, constructing sanitation facilities, introducing social programs. Drop in the Bucket’s efforts especially benefit young girls. Girls are the primary water gatherers in these villages. Of the small percentage of girls that do go to school, they miss an average of one week of school each year spending time gathering water. This keeps girls from reaching their full potential. By building wells near schools, Drop in the Bucket has tripled school enrollment for girls.
My goal of $6,000 will contribute to building 1 well to supply water to a full school and the surrounding community. Ryan White is so committed to this goal that he has pledged to match dollar for dollar, every donation collected by the Power of ONE fund.
Thank you for your donation!