water is Life
A Glimmer of Hope is our charity partner in Ethiopia. 100% of Glimmer's operating costs are covered by a private endowment so that every cent of every donation go directly to the projects in Ethiopia. Learn more
Water is Life has its origin back in 2008 during a holiday/
cooperation trip to Ethiopia when Joan Vinyets and Johanna Thörnblad personally witnessed the extreme need for clean drinking water in rural Ethiopia.
In Ethiopia they also met the excellent non-profit organization, A Glimmer of Hope (AGOH), and learned about their integrated development model that transforms entire communities.
AGOH works with community members to achieve sustainable change and provide its donors with project updates, photos and GPS coordinates from the finished projects.
After returning to their home in Barcelona Joan and Johanna started the 100% non-profit fundraising campaign “Water is Life”, in order to implicate family and friends in their quest to provide clean drinking water to communities in rural Ethiopia.
It's estimated that 80% of all diseases in Ethiopia are a result of dirty water. Clean water means improved health for the entire community.
Getting access to clean water save women and children from the back-breaking chore of walking many hours every day to collect water.
When a community gets clean water, young girls have a chance to go to school instead of searching for water and women have time to do other work to earn an income.
Getting access to clean water has the power to change everything!