11/15/2017

The simplest gifts often bring the greatest joy!

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You can help change this: By donating a well you are not only gifting water but also giving life. A well can be built for already 500 Euros. Find more information about the project "Water for Bahia"
 
Bank Account Details
Lyoness Europe AG/Projektkonto Lyoness Greenfinity
Bank: Unicredit Bank Austria
IBAN: AT05 12000 51860173106
SWIFT/BIC: BKAUATWW
Subject: Well for Bahia
Thank you for your support!

Giving gifts is a luxury

Especially now in the pre-Christmas season, we are rushing through shopping malls or helplessly surfing the internet to find the right gift. We often lack gift ideas, as our loved ones usually already have all that they need.
 
Not everyone is so lucky. The thought of having to give gifts is a source of immense pressure on some families. Although they have enough ideas, they lack the financial means. Many do not give presents a single thought, as their focus lies on having merely the necessities to survive, which includes water.
 

Water shortage is not a rarity

Christianity tells the tale of how Jesus turned water into wine. This would be an impossible feat in some parts of the world in which water is scarce.
More than 800 million people worldwide do not have running water for the use of toilets or showers. Having clean water from a tap can also not be taken for granted. Firstly, as clean water is often non-existent and secondly, as the water is contaminated. 29% of all people do not have access to clean drinking water. And the trend is not being reversed: Since 1992, the available drinking water per capital has been reduced by a quarter.
 

Water is life - Bahia is suffering a drought

Both environmental pollution and the use of fertilizers lead to the contamination of water sources. Climate change also puts a considerable strain on the water supply. The annual rain in the Brazilian state Bahia has increasingly minimised and the region is suffering from a severe drought. The layer of fertile soil is decreasing, which in turn makes the cultivation of food impossible. The vegetation is dying and desertification is taking its toll.
 
The water reserves in this region are too low to ensure the survival of the people and animals, as they not only lack drinking water, but also water for the cultivation of food. An immune system that has been weakened by malnourishment and contaminated drinking water leads to illnesses.
 
To ensure their survival, the inhabitants of Bahia must make the long journey to the nearest water source. The journey can often take up to two hours on foot and needs to be completed twice a day.

A celebration of love

Christmas is a celebration of love. Love thy neighbour does not only hold true to your closest relatives. We should rather take this opportunity as an occasion to think of those who are less lucky and to acknowledge that we are all in the same boat: Everyone has the aspiration to live with dignity and be happy.
 

That special feeling of bringing someone great joy

Close your eyes and imagine the smile of a family, who previously did not have access to running water and who now no longer have to undertake the long walk to the nearest water source thanks to your support. Can you feel the joy and gratitude? Your donation can make this mental picture come true!
 
A well can be built for just 500 Euro.
Your donation will help the people in Bahia, an extremely dry region in Brazil. Such support would ensure the water supply for approximately four families and offer these people a basis of life.
 
Your donation amount can of course be freely selected. Perhaps you would like to finance the construction of a well with a donation of 500 Euro? The well will be dedicated to you. You will also receive a photo of the families benefiting from their new well. Furthermore, a plaque with your name will be mounted close to the well.
 

By donating a well, you are not only gifting water but also giving life:

Bank Account Details
Lyoness Europe AG/Projektkonto Lyoness Greenfinity
Bank: Unicredit Bank Austria
IBAN: AT05 12000 51860173106
SWIFT/BIC: BKAUATWW
Subject: Well for Bahia

 
We thank you for your support!