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December 15, 2021

Reflection Wall

Pinecrest Academy is a second-year charter school in Northern Nevada. As the students read “A Long Walk to Water”, they wanted to incorporate a service-learning project. The 5th grade students are driving the fundraiser as they learn valuable skills along with the knowledge that they have the power to change the world! Here’s what they have been up to:

We are creating amazing connections as we work through human impact on the environment and read “A Long Walk to Water”. Our students created a reflection wall after completing the book. I have included some samples of their amazing work below.

We are excited to be working on our second-quarter fundraiser. We have partnered with a local florist to offer gift cards for flowers. Purchase a “12 Months of Flowers” gift certificate for $40.00 ($180.00 value). The card can be redeemed for a bouquet of flowers from Sparks Florist every month for a year. $10.00 for every gift card purchase will be applied to our fundraising campaign to support a borehole well in South Sudan.


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Projects in Need

H2O for Life has many projects available all around the world, but here are 3 that are most in need right now. VIEW MORE

St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School

Kenya 1365 beneficiaries

St. Teresa Emakhwale Primary School was established in 1984 by the community which donated a piece of land after realizing that their children needed access to formal education. The Catholic church then decided to sponsor the school, forming a relationship that continues today. Shortly after opening, however, the school was torched down and all the classes burnt down, forcing it to close. In 1987, the school started up once again but this time, the community came together to ensure it serves the purpose it was established to.The school has been steadily growing and registering good performance since then, attracting a large population of students. Today, the school has a total enrollment of 1,332 students and 33 teachers and staff thanks to the joint efforts of the parents, teachers, and the students themselves.

$4,021 needed (67%)

Mlowa & Malinzanga Schools

Tanzania 1365 beneficiaries

Mlowa Secondary School is 125 kilometers away from Iringa town in Mlowa Village. It is a day school for boys and a hostel for girls. Mlowa School has an enrollment of 646 students: 345 girls, 301 boys and 24 teachers/staff members. Malinzanga Primary School is nearby Mlowa Secondary. Malinzanga has an enrollment of 688 students: 365 girls, 323 boys and 7 teachers/staff members. Both schools face the same problem- lack of access to safe water! 

$3,350 needed (100%)

Appalachia: Piped Water for 2 Homes (#1)

United States

Our implementing partner, DigDeep, identified Appalachia as one of the hot spots in America in which water access remains a critical issue. Communities in parts of rural Appalachia face three key water challenges: lack of household water access, poor water quality, and lack of wastewater services. Appalachia spans 420 counties across 13 states, from southern New York to northern Alabama, and is home to approximately 25 million residents. According to the Economic Innovation Group’s Distressed Community Index, McDowell County in West Virginia has the highest level of distress of any county in the United States, with an index value of 100 on a scale of 0 (most prosperous) to 100 (most distressed). One of 55 counties in West Virginia, McDowell County has a primarily rural population of approximately 18,000.

$2,800 needed (93%)