Water for Africa

Posted in News on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 12:00 pm 11 Comments

You helped deliver life-saving, clean water to villagers in Liberia. You joined Lion Heart and the men and women of The Real Life Superhero Project in creating a clean water well in this West African nation that will serve 300 people for 20 years. And all it took was $10 and one click at a time.

1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. That’s 3x the population of the U.S.

Look at that number again: 1,000,000,000.

In terms of world health, more than 3.6 million people die each and every year, simply because they don’t have access to clean water. To drink. To cook with. To wash themselves. In fact, 80% of all illness and disease around the globe is caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water.

In Liberia, where Lion Heart works tirelessly to educate his fellow villagers, thousands of school days are lost every year because kids are spending at least four hours a day hauling clean water back home from distant sources. If that well was in their own village, they could be spending that time building a brighter future for themselves and their countrymen.

Because truth is, clean water is a catalyst for growth in Liberia. Precious household income is often spent on providing clean water and medical treatment for conditions arising from water-related illness, rather than on school fees or food. That makes it hard for a “developing nation” to develop.

And the toll on women and children is particularly rough. Carrying water, a task often left to the women of the villages Lion Heart serves, can result in permanent damage to women’s health, both in terms of daily living through chronic fatigue and muscular complications, as well as their reproductive systems. And of the 9,800 deaths that occur every day, a whopping 84% are in kids under the age of 14.

And now you have the power to turn those numbers around. Because by clicking here: http://generosity.org, and donating as little as $10, you can do what Lion Heart and all the Real Life Superheroes did in funding a well in Liberia.

Yes, there are many urgent and important issues that we face every day, many right at our own front doors. But it is our belief that making clean, safe drinking water available to everyone, everywhere is the first, crucial step in making our world a better place.

“When spider webs unite,” goes an African proverb, “you can catch a lion.” This is the first initiative of The Real Life Superhero Project, calling on our fans and followers to come together in action. We are partnering in this venture with Generosity Water, a leader in the creation of these wells and cisterns around the world, dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. Through innovative awareness campaigns, strategic implementation and in depth accountability, over 199 projects in 17 countries around the world have come to fruition under the aegis of Generosity Water as of March 2011.

This is the time to be real. To be super. And make your donation now or start your own well at http://generosity.org. Because as another African proverb goes, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.”

11 Comments to “Water for Africa”

  1. Geist says:

    This is a great cause. Please do what you can to help Lion Heart help others.

  2. Tony Thomas says:

    This is a noble job, and often it is the hero which stands gainst villains; who assist the people in a project, or has the leadership capacity to unite people to accomplish something, and with the right motivation and leading by example, things are completed more quickly and thouroughly.

  3. afriman says:

    hey i love your project, i think you guys are awesome, don’t worry about the negative responses of haters they just don’t get it, as long as you guys are fighting crime and doing the right thing at the right time you guys are real heroes you inspire me a lot.

  4. elijah says:

    This is a good deed indeed, but it really doesnt classify them as “superheros.”

  5. spoofer13 says:

    this is awsome

  6. The Seraph says:

    Well all i have to say is that im willing to do whatever is needed to purge the world of it’s evils and bring forth more good than the world can handle. For everyone out there who thinks this is a joke, think again and ask yourself…what would you do if you had the capacity to do it. Think again.

  7. How can we register for this event? Thanks.

  8. mandrin says:

    Cool dudes

  9. Jo says:

    Such an important cause. I also recommend charity:water (charitywater.org). 100% of donations go to providing clean water.

  10. Sandra Nordmann says:

    Just want to drop by and say this is good – thumbs up!

  11. Midnight Raven says:

    Amazing work, Lion Heart. A lion is not judged by his wealth, or his heart, or even his strength. A lion is judged by how he uses his wealth, his heart, and his strength. Everybody has the power to become a hero. They just need to find it.

    Midnight Raven

© 2018 Peter Tangen/The Real Life Super Hero Project. All Rights Reserved. • Website Customized by James Kocsis