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Sbutu, a 19 year old mother of two (Mgame and Tempte) in Bantu,Ethiopia , spends most of her day walking back and forth to a water source to obtain water for her family. She makes the trip, a 30 minute walk each way, carrying 5 gallons of water on each trip. She manages to squeeze in 5 to 6 trips daily, accounting for 5 to 6 hours of her day-every day-in order to provide 25 to 30 gallons of water for her family daily. The average American uses 350 gallons of water every day. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 200 million man-hours of labor are wasted everyday by people walking back and forth to a water source to obtain water for their survival. Often the water sources that mothers like Sbutu visit contain contaminated water, and they have to make a terrible choice. They must choose whether to watch their children die of thirst, or they must give their children tainted water, and risk watching them die of a water borne illness. The question we must ask ourselves is this, “What kind of a choice is that for a parent to have to make?” Yet, millions of parents do just that, every day. Hope Springs Water intends to positively impact that fact. With your help, by drinking Hope Springs Water when you drink bottled water, or by making a tax deductible donation to our worthy cause, we can, indeed, collectively make a difference for these parents.
Visit your local Brookshire’s store and purchase a case of Hope Springs bottled water. All of the proceeds will benefit clean water projects around the world. This is just one little thing we can do to help make a difference. For more information visit hopespringswater.org.