Nearly 1 billion people in the world do not have access to potable water and over 2.5 billion people lack proper water sanitation. At the Valentin Gomez Farias Elementary School in Oaxaca, Mexico, providing clean water to its students is a daily struggle. The school must use its limited resources, not to purchase books and school supplies, but to purchase bottled water. The municipal water is simply too unsafe to drink.
Water for Humans, a Seattle-based non-profit, is working to find sustainable solutions to fix this and other water sanitation issues in Oaxaca. Water for Humans does more than supply people with finite amounts of clean water—it establishes long-term solutions that empower communities to obtain clean water for years to come. As students or alumni of Seattle University, we are called to create a more just and humane world. While we cannot always devote our daily lives to social justice, we can certainly support those who do.
The Seattle University SIFE team invites you to support Water for Humans’ work by attending a fundraiser on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. in Student Center 160 at Seattle University. This fundraiser will feature a silent auction, a raffle, and a performance by the Seattle Fandango Project. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for current students. Please contact Jordyn Gustafson (email@example.com) for more information.
Help further Seattle University’s commitment to social justice by joining us for an evening of giving!
Margaux Helm, '14
Albers School of Business and Economics