During the week I was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico it became clear that due to sheer lack, hygiene, and safety issues, two of the most basic needs—drinkable water and heat—are of tremendous concern.
With service above self as their motto, the local Rotary Club go to the people in dire need — not to give a handout, but a hand up — a fishing pole instead of a fish — educating people as they go.
The local Rotary Club has amazingly provided:
587 Cisterns built in 19 Communities
Benefiting 4000+ family members (+ other school & kinder children)
Cost per cistern – US $700
Constructed 1,400 in 29 Communities
Benefiting 5,000 + family members
Cost per stove – US $48
For more information specific to the phenomenal benefits of the small economical stoves, please follow this link: StoveTeam International
To find out how your financial support can help to change lives, please contact:
Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende
Have you ever had to walk miles to reach drinkable water?
Did you know that smoke from open cooking fires kills twice as many people as malaria?
— Laurie Buchanan
A version of this post was previously published on tuesdayswithlaurie.com and is republished here with permission from the author.
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