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WE BELIEVE . . .

that each person …
that each family …
that every
ONE should have access to clean water, education, improved health care, and economic opportunities.

Start With One’s mission is to create sustainable and empowering change by developing local inputs, utilizing current technologies, and leveraging partnerships.



CLEAN WATER


CLEAN & SAFE WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING

In the US, a water crisis is a major news story. In many other parts of the world, it would be daily life. Every year more than 2 million people, mostly children, die from waterborne disease. Fifty percent of all the illness in the world is caused by unsafe water. Globally, unsafe water kills more people every year than violence, including war. Children are the worst affected because they don’t have the resilience to fight water borne illness. As if the numbers on death and disease weren’t sufficiently compelling, many people in developed nations are shocked when they begin to comprehend the vast number of people in the world who have no access to any water at all. Clean water is at the root of many challenges that face most of the world.  Some eye opening data points:

  • 663 million people live without clean water  (That’s twice the US population!)
  • Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
  • 43% of those deaths are children under the age of 5.
  • Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save 16,000 lives each week.
  • Clean water helps keep kids in school, particularly girls.

According to the World Health Organization, safe water supplies, hygienic sanitation and good water management are fundamental to global health. Almost one tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by:
  • increasing access to safe drinking water;
  • improving sanitation and hygiene; and
  • improving water management to reduce risks of water-borne infectious diseases.

Annually, safer water could prevent:
  • 1.4 million child deaths from diarrhoea;
  • 500 000 deaths from malaria;
  • 860 000 child deaths from malnutrition.

WHY WHAT WE DO WORKS SO WELL - OUR PROCESS

When we started providing clean water to communities we chose water filtration as the best economic means. We would enter into communities and provide a hundred filters here and a couple of hundred there. The question that we asked ourselves is “what lasting impact are we leaving in each community?” The need was so great and a few hundred filters was literally a “drop in the bucket.” The next question we asked ourselves was, “how can we change either product or process or both to create the lasting impact and change that we want?”

We did both. Instead of a few hundred here or there, we chose to select an area and to work with local authorities, train local leaders, and to cover the area so that every household - every person has access to clean and safe water.


In 2016 we worked with the authorities of Lanet, Kenya and its leadership and provided approximately 12,000
Uzima UZ-1 filters. Not only did the health of the area change, but the economic and educational benefits were evident as well. (see below the data results)
In 2017 we chose 4 islands of Lake Victoria and partnered with a local organization Great Lake Foundation and provided approximately 8500
Uzima UZ-1 filters. In 2018 we are looking forward to replicating the process and the results by working in the area of Rongai, Kenya where there are approximately 15,000 households.

We need your help to make this possible for the people of Rongai.

EDUCATION

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY WITH EDUCATION

To help improve lives one can feed and clothe children but without education very little will change their meager situation in life.  Knowledge learned is never lost; however, it can also be the key to reducing poverty, preventing needless illnesses and deaths along with fostering peace.  Education stimulates and encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which allows for additional growth and development providing better opportunities in life.

We encourage a “one sponsor to one child” relationship because it promotes friendship and responsibility. Some sponsors in this program have come to visit the child they sponsor nurturing that one on one relationship. In these relationships each sponsor commits to ensuing that the child’s educational costs are met annually. The sponsorship costs are from $600 per year per child. (some cases may be more depending on the child’s situation)

SPONSOR A CHILD . . . GIVE THEM A CHANCE

Your tax-deductible contribution of an estimated $50/month connects you to a child living in poverty. You can show your sponsored child love by giving them a chance.

  • Your support provides:
  • Medical Checkups
  • Educational assistance -books, uniforms, and school fees
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value

When you sponsor a child, you will receive updates about how your child is doing in school and in life. We encourage sponsors to write their child.
When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.



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ADDRESS:
717 E. Morningside Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

EMAIL:
admin@startwithonekenya.org

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