Raindrops for Life

The Raindrops For Life Project

DID YOU KNOW THAT AN ESTIMATED SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE DIE A YEAR FROM WATERBORNE DISEASES, INCLUDING 2.2 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER FIVE? YES. WATERBORNE DISEASES ARE THE WORLD’S SECOND LEADING KILLER AND A CHILD UNDER FIVE DIES EVERY 14 SECONDS!!!

Twana Twitu’s goal is to foster home-based, community-supported care and therein, provide our children home environments that promote healthy living. As part of this commitment, we have pledged to provide our children with clean drinking water, which though frequently taken for granted, is key component to healthy living, particularly for those who are already ill.

Currently, our children get their water from boreholes and rivers. The water is seldom boiled and is consumed untreated. Untreated or contaminated water can frequently result in the contraction of ailments such as bilharzia and worms, to mention just a couple. Can you just imagine how dangerous this is for those infected with HIV? Approximately 50% of individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS have chronic diarrhea, which can prove life threatening for those with weakened immune systems. It is reported that in the final stages of AIDS, patients have at least five incidents of diarrhea daily. In such cases, having easy access to a safe, reliable and sufficient water supply and a latrine nearby is crucial. For caregivers, it reduces the extra hardships of providing care and for patients; it allows them access to basic personal hygiene and human dignity. We urgently need to begin adding rain tanks for our orphans’ homes. Please help us, donate a rain tank today!!
Capacity
Dimensions
Price USD.
Litres
Gallons
Dia X Height
Incl VAT
690
150
120×81
$150
920
200
108×112
$200
Rain tanks are water storage facilities made of either aluminum or plastic. The above listed prices are for plastic tanks made from polyethylene material. They are non-toxic and non-absorbent. Unlike aluminum tanks, they do not require painting or any treatment. We need to equip our orphan homes with rain tanks to ensure that they have a long-lasting supply of clean drinking water.

PLEASE PROVIDE RAINDROPS FOR LIFE!!! We urgently need rain tank sponsors. As demonstrated by the above table, they are easily affordable.

In addition, we are also seeking donations from local retailers of aluminum sheets. Many of our current orphan homes do not have the aluminum roofing required for rain tanks and we are determined to resolve that issue.

Please work with us on this very important task. To become a Raindrops For Life sponsor, please make your donation in one of the above amounts. Should you wish to receive specific information on the recipient family, please email mwende.edozie@twanatwitu.org