The Global Quilt Project will benefit a sanitation and clean water well project in the Central African Republic (CAR), a remote landlocked country in Central Africa, which is ranked one of the poorest regions in the world.
The latrines built from this project will be located in a school and will allow maturing girls an opportunity to stay in school providing them the privacy they need. The daily chore of collecting water for the family use is typically given to girls and the community clean water well built from this project will be located nearby the school allowing time for these girls to both attend school and fulfill their daily chore of collecting water for their families.
Our Global Quit Project began when we saw a photo of the ladies in Berberati, CAR learning how to quilt. My inquire on this photo prompted Lisa Namsen to send our organization 2 quilting blocks she had hand sewn while attending the quilting class in Berberati. These blocks will be featured in the center of our Global Quilt. The quilt will reflect the message that when our efforts stand alone they may seem insignificant but as we join together we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors around the world.
We are asking quilters from around the world to donate 12 x 12 inch block(s) or 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch block(s). These blocks will be joined together and our Global Quilt will be auctioned off in conjunction with World Toilet Day on November 19th 2010. All dontated blocks received by September 15th, 2010 will be included in our Global Quilt Project for 2010. Any blocks received after September 15th 2010 will be used in our Global Quilt Project for 2011. Please follow our website for updates on the Global Quilt Project and the sanitation and clean water well project built in CAR.
The World Health Organization estimates that 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, including 1.2 billion people who have no facilities at all and 884 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. In the developing world, 24,000 children under the age of five die every day from preventable causes like diarrhea contracted from unclean water.
Global Change, Inc. is a US based non profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide safe clean water and basic sanitation to people living in extreme poverty. Our approach to the water crisis includes 3 aspects; access to clean water, access to basic sanitation and hygiene education. We consider these 3 aspects essential in the alleviation of disease in developing communities while providing a realistic opportunity to end the cycle of poverty within the communities we serve.
GlobalChange.Me would like to send our deepest gratitude to the quilters throughout the world. The common bond that builds relationships between quilters has also touched the lives of so many around the world. Thank you for allowing us to become part of the quilting community and to share with you our passion to bring clean water and basic sanitation to our global neighbors.
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This post was published on July 31st, 2010. Post topics: Charity Quilting.