-An Inspiration For All of Us –
|Kate, an inspiring 9 year old girl from California, has taught us just how much difference one child can make by deciding to take action. Her story is an amazing example of charity and love for humankind around the world.|
While at summer camp, Kate learned about children living in villages in Malawi who are unable to access a source of drinking water near their homes due to broken water wells. She also learned about children having to drink contaminated water, and being constantly sick because of it. Many kids her age would not have thought they had the power to do anything. Not Kate: she didn’t think kids are too young or don’t have enough experience to help create change. Kate came up with her own way to help children in Malawi who are suffering from water borne diseases.
|So what did she do? Kate decided to bake 600 muffins and make bead bracelets to sell to raise money for the Malawi Water Project. For any bakers reading this you know that is no small feat. Kate’s efforts raised an amazing $2200 CAD, which was matched at 15% by ATB Cares, for a total of $2530 CAD, a truly amazing amount for a 9 year old. Kate’s donation will go to help repair boreholes (water wells) in villages and construct and install household Biosand Water Filters.|
9 year old Kate baked and sold 600 muffins in support of the Malawi Water Project
|Kate is truly a very special girl and an inspiration to all of us. No matter how big or how small and no matter how old or how young, we can all make a difference. It just takes the desire to help, some creativity, and perseverance, and Kate has shown she has an abundance of all these.|
As Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
On behalf of the many children who now have clean drinking water because of her actions, I would like to convey a big thank you to Kate and her supporters.