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This campaign ended on Monday, Apr. 18, 2016



NicarAGUA Up Close


Have you ever wanted to contribute to a worthy cause, yet wondered if you'd really have an impact or make a real difference?

Consider this project. Together, we have an incredible opportunity to join with a wonderful community in Nicaragua to achieve the goal of clean water. Join with us - and our team will represent you in the Leon region of Nicaragua. Eight hardworking and passionate servants from Pacific Lutheran University and two members of the Franklin Pierce School District will work on your behalf in Nicaragua. Together, we will be collaborating with a community and the nonprofit Living Water International as agua hunters. We know this project will offer a lifelong impact on the community we will together serve. Imagine the impact: Not only clean water, but knowledge and wisdom through education to help empower the community through personal hygiene and sanitation training, all with the goal of equipping and inspiring children and their families to face future obstacles which stand between them and the lives they aspire to live. This can be the reality by June 10th, 2016!


Sweating for a Cause


Typically, by the time June comes around summer is in full swing and students head off for summer vacation. However, this unique time will be when we can together take part in giving to a community which does not have access to the same critical resources that you have. Imagine being thirsty with few (if any) options for clean water, sometimes lasting days at a time. Collaboration leads to great things, and we are all very excited to meet and collaborate with community members in Nicaragua in a joint effort to bring clean water and teach hygiene and sanitation practices. During the well construction in Nicaragua it will be very hot, and likely very humid, though know that we are ready... ready to work alongside a community to achieve this dream.


It’s About More Than Just The H20            


What's really neat is that leaders of a community in Nicaragua have already approached our nonprofit partner, Living Water International, asking for collaboration and the opportunity to work alongside the Pacific Lutheran University and Franklin Pierce team to achieve a reliable source of clean water. Together, we will partner with this community and bring about a long lasting positive change. However, this long lasting change would not be possible without one other important piece of this project. Education. Although clean water is indeed vital to the health, happiness, and empowerment of the community, learning how to use the clean water will lead to the lasting difference we are all hoping to make. During the week in Nicaragua, a well will be installed and adults and children will learn about how to create ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution) to combat dehydration from diarrhea, or creating an innovative yet simple 'tippy-tap' to help remove cross-contamination from hand washing. These lessons make a real difference for the community using materials already in the community.

                                                

Together with the leaders and community members, we will succeed in helping a community achieve some of the most basic human rights: water, and the right to healthy life. No one should have to wonder whether or not their water will make them sick everyday. We will together eliminate this daily potential of sickness and, by doing so, assist the community in focusing on more fulfilling facets of life, such as additional community development. We will not achieve this alone as a group of PLU/FPSD individuals, but as a community of families, friends, supporters, and advocates who share the same passion for positively changing the lives of others. We hope that you will consider joining us on this journey, and will feel as connected as we do to this project and to the wonderful community in Nicaragua whom we are working with and for. We hope you can see the immense impact will be made through our joint efforts as we share the stories of the community, the people, and the project with you.  



Live With Inspiration


Living Water International (LWI) is a faith inspired nonprofit that seeks to provide clean water to communities in need. For over 20 years, LWI has worked to fulfill this mission, completing over 15,000 water projects in 23 countries across Central and South America, Africa and India. Not only does LWI bring safe water to communities that do not have access to it, but they also teach them about general well maintenance, sanitation, and hygiene. By doing this, LWI helps give communities access to clean, safe water in the present while empowering them to be a healthy, independent community in the future.


Needs of Nicaragua


It is estimated that 1 in 2 people living in Nicaragua lack access to clean, healthy water. The numbers are truly staggering and as a community we hope to help create a healthy and sustainable impact for those who are without life's most basic and important necessity: Clean water.


                                                   

To help make access to clean water a reality for a community, you can become an integral part of the team. Join the team... a group of Nicaraguans, PLU students, faculty members, Franklin Pierce School District members in funding a well, helping to install it, and providing hygiene and sanitation training. Together, we will work alongside the community in Nicaragua to achieve their dream of having a reliable source of clean water. Agua Viva!


Funding Priorities and Cost Breakdown


The priorities are two part: first to fund the well, and then to fund the installation of the well + hygiene education through those traveling to Nicaragua (PLU and Franklin Pierce participants).

Part 1: Well Cost → $5,500

This will provide approximately 200+ people with clean water for decades! How amazing is that!?

The Math: (don't worry, we do it for you)... $27.50 provides clean water for one person for decades.

                                                    

Part 2: Well Installation + Community Education (via our team)


The Math: Each participant will invest (pay) $2,480 to be able to work alongside of the community. After the well is funded, the second priority is to support those installing the well and teaching in the community. The project will take place June 4-11, 2016.

                                                                                                           

Together, we can dig and install the well, and also provide critical hygiene training + sanitation education.

This campaign seeks an amount equal to the cost of the well, though we can certainly raise more to help fund the installation and education costs. We are grateful for any amount you are able to give towards this life changing project. If your heart leads you to consider an even larger gift to help make this happen, please let us know. We'd love to talk further with you.


                                                   




Thank you for helping us bring smiles to a community through your generosity and love to guide us as we bring more agua to NicarAGUA!


                                                     

                                                    


Week 2 Update!!

  Published on Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016 at 01:04 AM (PST)

Hello NicarAGUA Partners!

The students and faculty of Pacific Lutheran have been on spring break for the last week, but that does not mean we have stopped working towards our goal! One of our team members, Nathan Olson built relationships with multiple businesses around the PLU and Tacoma community to put up posters on “Community Boards” or designated areas. Awareness about the global water crisis is expanding thanks to these partnerships. Special thanks to local stores and businesses that have partnered with us in this project, including various Starbucks locations, Paradise Bowl, Pacific Lanes Bowling Center, Garfield 208, Pita Pit, Farrelli's Pizza, Les Schwab, and Fred Meyer.  

Alongside of each of these businesses have been generous amounts of support that provide the opportunity to build the well this summer. With 16 days left, we have raised 88% of our goal! We encourage all of our supporters to spread the word to friends and family in order to continue growing our community. We cannot wait to share this support with our community in Nicaragua, and to continue updating all of you!!

Thank you for joining with us in the journey to provide clean water!

Best,

The NicarAGUA Team


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A Drop of Love

Give $5

We can turn a drop of love into the gift of clean water!

A Sip of Compassion

Give $10

Drops add up... so how about taking a sip? A sip of your compassion will give a child the joy of having clean water.

A Drink of Empathy

Give $25

With a drink of water, we seek your empathy by helping drill deep to achieve clean water for children and families

A Cup of Joy

Give $110

This amount would give FOUR people the gift clean water for decades!

A Pitcher of Generosity

Give $220

You can double your impact, and give EIGHT people the gift clean water for decades!

Agua Viva

Give $440

Eight isn't enough, but it is a lot... help give 16 people the gift of clean water for decades. It is a stretch, but it is in reach. There, that's it... just a little more and you are there.

Ambassador for the Thirsty

Give $687

This significant amount will help fund 1/8th of the cost of the well! Will you join as an ambassador for the thirsty?

A Priceless Smile

Give $1,375

With this amount, you have provided 1/4 of the funding for the well! Can you envision the smiles on the faces of the children and families when clean water comes pouring out of the well for the first time?

Half Way

Give $2,750

This is 50% of the cost of the well. Pretty incredible how little it costs to give approximately 200 people clean water for decades. Care to meet us half way?

Agua Angel

Give $5,500

This extraordinary gift will fund the well. Incredible! Imagine joining Team Agua to together bring clean water to a community in Nicaragua! Your love, compassion, and engagement in our work will transform the lives of children and families who will benefit from your generosity, and forever make an impact upon all of us who are part of the 2016 NicarAGUA Team. Would you consider being an Agua Angel?