An audience can not read and listen to someone talk at the same time. Presentation requires technique and enables an individual to connect with an audience to persuade them to participate. Slide One - Credibility WaterPartners envisions the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water. Describe WaterPartners – Non-Profit, Revolutionizing Water Supplies around the World. WaterPartners International is the leading U.S.-based non-profit providing water to people in developing countries. Founded in 1990, WaterPartners has maintained an impeccable track record of success in helping people in eight countries get access to water and sanitation. How did Gary become interested (Guatemala) MAKE FIRST ASK
We Envision… Everyone in the world taking a safe drink of water
Critical Issues <ul><li>More than a billion people have no access to safe water. </li></ul><ul><li>More than two billion lack tolerable means of sanitation. </li></ul>
Global Water Crisis A child dies every 15 seconds from a water-borne disease .
A Bleak Future Children lose 443 million school days a year to disease from contaminated water.
Challenge <ul><li>Commitment: </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, safe drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>and sanitation </li></ul>
Hile, Ethiopia ‘ For 38 years I have suffered. The water here is dirty and muddy. It has algae, worms and a bad smell. We try to filter it with our clothing because you can see all this, but it does not help much. My son has had to go the clinic three times with diarrhea. Now, with this project, we think about the future generations. They have a bright future. This is an historic moment for us.’ -Ziman Kahsay
WaterCredit Small loans that empower and enrich communities
<ul><li>We are not </li></ul><ul><li>out to save </li></ul><ul><li>the world… </li></ul><ul><li>just its water. </li></ul>Change
$200 Rescues a family in Honduras $25 Saves a child You Are The Source
Your Help is Vital <ul><li>$10,000 will provide water to an entire village in India. </li></ul><ul><li>$5,000 will complete a major initiative for a spring protection system in Ethiopia. </li></ul><ul><li>$1,000 will fundamentally change the lives of more than 400 people in Bangladesh. </li></ul>