Philippians 2.4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. [niv]
In 1998, when Ryan Hreljac was in grade one he learned from his teacher that people were dying because they didn’t have clean water to drink. He started doing simple household chores to raise money to buy a well for a village in Uganda. After four months of hard work, he managed to save $70 only to discover that a well would take $2000 to drill. Undaunted, he set out talking with family and friends, challenging them and raising much needed funds. By then end of 1998 he had raised $3000, making headlines in the local newspaper.
Ryan’s determination continued to grow. Today the Ryan’s Well Foundation, has raised millions of dollars and has built a total of 502 water and sanitation projects in 16 countries bringing clean water and sanitation services to over 621,712 people.
And Ryan is not alone. Erin Oquindo received 99 pairs of... read more