We have teamed up with Charity:water to sponsor a project offering clean water to a community in Nepal. Nepal is known for its beautiful Himalayan mountains, deep rolling valleys, and richly flowing streams. Many of its water sources are not only difficult and dangerous to access, they are highly contaminated. Half of the children living in Nepal are underweight and 60% of childhood deaths result from malnutrition, exacerbated by having to drink dirty water. Additionally, over 1/2 of the population lives without toilets and access to adequate sanitation.
Charity:water is teaming up with a local group, Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH). This group provides lifesaving water and sanitation services to rural communities in Nepal. By constructing gravity-fed piped water systems, NEWAH delivers pure spring water across miles of rugged terrain directly to school tap stands. Charity:water also trains community members to conduct sanitation and hygiene education, and ensure community ownership and project sustainability. By forming local water communities to oversee and maintain every water project, they get the locals involved.
Access to clean water is easy to take for granted when it is available. So, let’s make this a reality for everyone. After all, we’re all in this thing together, right?
An average water project completion and reporting cycle takes 21 months. 100% of this money goes towards the water project costs on the ground. 50% for materials, 20% for local staff costs, 10% for mobilization, and 20% for in-country program support. Access to clean, safe drinking water can be a catalyst for improving health, balancing gender equality, increasing access to education and powering economic growth. Thank you for joining us in improving lives. With your help, Osso Good gives back. #ossogoodtogive
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"Over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families. These numbers are only going to keep growing—unless we take a stand. The first steps in conquering arthritis are learning the facts, understanding your condition and knowing that help is by your side."
*Source - The American Arthritis Foundation
Their mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It's a huge job that's only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger.
"We estimate one in five adults struggles to put food on the table. More than 51,000 residents of Marin county are in need of food assistance, and that's not just the homeless that are in need. Children, seniors, unemployed and low-wage workers make up the majority of those struggling with hunger. There's a common misunderstanding that only the homeless face hunger. But in a city as expensive as San Francisco, it's not easy to make ends meet. People in most every part of the city and from all walks of life, including hard-working people with low-wage jobs, can find themselves unable to afford all the food they need."
*Source - San Francisco - Marin Food Bank
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