My beautiful love has a beautiful idea. She says she wants to build a well in Africa. So as I was showering the other day and thinking about this, the water went cold for a minute. Rather than my usual rant about “why is the fucking water cold!!!”, I had a new thought; an important thought. There are people on Earth who can’t even have a cold shower and others who die of thirst everyday.
Let’s build a well.
In my research I found the following organization: The Water Project. The average cost to build a well and provide clean water for communities in Africa is $6500.00. This is a lot of money for one person. Here was my next thought:
I have six hundred and fifty ”friends” on Facebook. Imagine if each gave $10? Or if one hundred of them contributed $65.00? Imagine if those one hundred people committed to doing this every three months? We could build 4 wells a year!!! I admit, I became filled with hope and excitement even though I promised myself I wouldn’t.
So far fifteen people ‘like’ the Facebook post but only one committed financially. ‘Liking’ my post won’t build wells. Regardless, I will follow-up with the likers who like to like things:) I really want people to get the concept of how simple things could be when we work together to serve others.
So here is my challenge to my subscribers of Love, Art & Fear: Can we do better than the Facebook likers? I’m already in!!! My efforts in one hour today via text messaging raised $270.00. I did have to remind one person that they spend $65.00 per month on cigarettes and that the $65.00 could go toward providing a community in Africa clean water for the rest of their lives. How’s that for perspective? I love leverage:)
Let’s say that even twenty of my awesome subscribers say “yeah I’m in for $65.00″. That’s $1300.00. If each of those twenty simply find four more who get it, then we will have a well. This is one great concept I took away from network marketing.
Please email me for more details, to invest in this or with your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will only be posting this once. To those on board, I will create a separate email list to keep you updated on the status of the project.
Whether you are on board or not, please think about this concept. It is the small things done with great love that make real change happen. Go out today, smile and bless someone.