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Ruby (7) and Esme (6) Madia

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The Madia Family for Charity:Water

We believe the first step in raising children with strength of character is to encourage them to branch out from the safe union of our family and small town, to learn about other people and places; the hope is they will begin to appreciate and respect the diversity of life. Sponsoring a freshwater well through Charity Water provides us with the perfect opportunity to aid others in the spirit of goodwill, as well as begin Ruby and Esme's global education at home.

Right now almost a billion people on the planet don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. That's one in eight of us. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diahrrea, dysentery and other illnesses. Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water, 90% are children under 5 years old. These diseases are preventable. Ruby and Esme's freshwater well will provide a village of 250 people with clean, safe drinking water for the next 20 years.

With advanced technology this world is becoming a smaller place, but empathy can only be learned through exposure; Please share Charity Water's video and our mission with your kids. Even preschoolers can understand conflict, feel compassion and reach out to friends for support.


4,500 Children will die TODAY from water related diseases. 


We're giving our children the curiosity, knowledge and power to make a difference.

Halle and Michael Madia