We are raising money for the construction of water sanitation projects such as pit latrines and tippy-taps to reduce the spread of disease.
Friends and family,
My student group and I are raising money for our organization, GlobeMed. The national organization parters with grassroots organizations in developing countries to fight poverty and global health inequality.
GlobeMed at Northeastern University partners closely with Kitovu Mobile AIDS Organization located in the Masaka region of Uganda. Our national model allows us to work directly with the grassroots organization that we are funding: we speak with the leaders of the organization on a regular interval and even visit the organization in Uganda during summer internships.
Kitovu Mobile is traditionally an AIDS Organization, but it also implements water sanitation and hygiene projects in addition to community level run education projects about the necessity for clean water and about the AIDS retrovirus. Kitovu Mobile serves about 950,000 people in the Masaka district, which has an HIV prevalence of about 12 percent. Uganda is also plagued by “unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation [which] causes 80% of diseases and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war” (charitywater.org). In Uganda, “90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are to children under five years old” (charitywater.org).
We really need your help to raise this money and spread awareness, so please give what you can. Thank you so much for supporting me, even if you can't donate right now. This organization and its beliefs and the movement all mean a lot to me, and I'm really excited to share it with my family and friends and everyone else! We work really hard to do what we do.
Thank you, and spread the word!