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Why Water?

What if this was your boys? That’s what I thought looking at this. I have 2 boys and these kids don’t look much older than my oldest. I couldn’t image my son having to walk hours everyday to collect water…dirty water!

And that’s all they have to drink!!! I will confess, I don’t think I wouldn’t let my boys bathe in that water these boys are collecting to drink.

The statistics are overwhelming to say the least.

* 37,800 children under 5 years old DIE EVERY WEEK from preventable diseases contracted from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions.

* Every year (in Africa) women and children spend 40 billion hours walking miles to the nearest water source like the one the kids are at in the picture – unprotected and likely to make them sick.

I saw this quote on a picture:

“Where you are born should not decide whether you have access to clean water.”

Help us FIGHT to eliminate these current realities of unclean water and sickness for Malawi kids and their families. Join the Kuvina team TODAY. To find out how you can help visit:

– The Kuvina Get Involved page.

– Add our Kuvina twibbon to your Facebook and/or Twitter avatar to show your support

– Share this website with your friends and family or invite them to the event in June

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It’s time to DANCE! I’m posting this morning about this AMAZING event coming up. More details will be coming soon – Kuvina. You can also register to attended via FB events.

We are never too young to change the world!

Kuvina: kids + art = LIFE for Malawi

What: An Art Fair that is raising money to build a well in Nkhoma, Malawi

When: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 @ 3pm

Where: Newsong Irvine in The HUB

Why you should get involved: Because our kids should have the chance to make a difference in the life of other kids. They should know that they are NEVER too young and that they ALWAYS something to give that can CHANGE THE WORLD for good.

Kuvina means “to dance” in the Malawian native language –Chichewa.

Kuvina is an opprotunity for kids to make a difference in other kids lives in a fun and tangible way. For every Sunday in month of May kids in Noah’s Place will be partnered with an artist to create pieces of art. Then on Saturday, June 26th @ 3pm they will host “Kuvina: An Art Fair” where their art will be on display and auctioned off. The money that is brought in will build a water well for the families in Nkhoma, Malawi (the village we support through Y-Malawi). It costs $6,200 to build a well and the goal is to raise this whole amount.

So parents, SAVE THE DATE! Invite friends and family to come see the amazing art these kid(s) have created. This is a great chance for kids to see how they can use their “normal days events” to make a lasting change in the lives of others. Their will be a “sneak preview” of some of the art pieces on Father’s Day in the HUB.

A deep well can bring new health and life to a village. When drilling teams strike water, entire villages erupt in celebration because a clean water source can cut a community’s child mortality rate in half.
Help kids “to dance” – KUVINA – and celebrate new life with the community of Nkhoma, Malawi!

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