Imagine if there was no water in Australia…….
Imagine the entire 23.4 million Australian population… now times that by 14…..345 Million people.
That is how many people in AFRICA ALONE do not have access to clean water –
WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING….
We are two very dedicated young individuals who have started our own charity- Opportunities for Life.
Water is the most basic necessity for human survival and unfortunately having clean water is only a dream for so many people.
– Every 21 seconds a child dies from water related diseases
-Women & Children spend 200 million hours per DAY collecting water
Opportunities for Life is a personal project run by the two of us. We are working closely with a rural village in Zimbabwe to provide clean water for an entire community.
After our initial trip to Zimbabwe earlier this year, we witnessed first hand the situation & daily struggles just for water. From this trip we now have an extremely clear focus on what we want to achieve with this project, but more importantly, asked the people what they need and have identified that water is their main priority.
Danielle & Micheal are going to Zimbabwe this July to complete 4 water projects. With a total target of $15,000 we will be able to:
- Install 2 x Deep Water borehole pumps (A community pump, and one in a primary school)
- Fund & complete an existing water project for a local primary school
- Assist in the creation of a nutrition garden which will be able to grow from the water we provide. The nutrition garden will not only provide food for families, but generate an income.
We are SO CLOSE…. so far we have raised $12,000. To get this far, it has taken countless hours fundraising on the weekends & in the parks, doing various challenges such as the Amsterdam Marathon, Climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland & Wales (All in 24 hours!), riding 100km’s on a bike, kids face painting, organising music events and a lot of smiles, tears & determination!
GOLD COAST MARATHON- RUN FOR LIFE!
With the love and support of the Gold Coast – TEAM OFL has expanded with some determined individuals wanting to help us make a difference.
30 amazing people will be taking part in the Gold Coast Marathon representing TEAM OFL – ranging from the 5.7km – up to the 42km full marathon. We are not in it to win it– we are all taking part to show our commitment to this cause and to challenge our own ability, in the hope of raising money.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE…
No longer will the women have to walk for hours a day to collect water. They can spend more time with their families & working towards a brighter future by earning an income or farming crops for food. Children at the school will have access to clean water, improving concentration, health & all-round educational ability. Children can now run & play around without becoming dehydrated in the African heat.
WATER opens up so many opportunities for everyone. Opportunities for a healthier, sustainable, happier Life.
Without WATER, What would you do?
100% OF ALL DONATIONS GOES DIRECTLY TOWARDS OUR PROJECTS &
HELPING OUR FRIENDS IN ZIMBABWE
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE & OUR AWEOSME MARATHON TEAM!
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