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Here in the United States, we take clean drinking water for granted.  But in other areas of the world, over 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water.  And 2.6 billion have inadequate sanitation facilities.  Water-related illnesses still kill almost 6,000 people every day.

Water for People supports the development of sustainable water resources in developing countries, while improving sanitation facilities and setting up health education programs. 

On August 14 – 19th, 2008 two Bolivian-American brothers, Alex and Christoper Jahn, will attempt to summit Bolivia’s tallest mountain–Mount Sajama–in the driest conditions on the planet.  The 21,457-foot tall extinct volcano lies at the edge of the Atacama Desert, where less than 1 mm of rain falls each year.

The brothers are making the trek to raise their goal of $10,000 for Water for People projects.  Requested donations range from the Base Camp Level of $5 to the Summit Level of $500.

The Florida Section of American Water Works Association challenges their members to help the cause.  If any of you could help with a Base Camp Level contribution, that would be great, too. 

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