Living in the United States, there are a lot of things I take for granted….AC, Electricity, Cars and even something as “simple” as water. Yes, Water.

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While water can be found in other countries, having access to clean water is another story. Having visited Haiti, and most recently India, I was able to see first hand that not having access to clean water caused birth defects, sicknesses and even death. It’s heart breaking!

Water is essential for healthy living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – the equivalent of nearly two and a half times the United States population. As a devastating effect, one child under the age of 5 dies every minute from diarrhea caused by contaminated water and unsafe hygiene.

To address this crisis and to acknowledge the importance of water, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day in 1993.

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While the official World Water Day has just passed, its importance should be recognized every day which is why I am sharing this post with you.

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Want to help help provide clean water by doing what you love? Share clean water for your birthday, Host a BBQ for clean water or Create your own event. Click HERE for more info. You can also consider purchasing a Royal Silk Scarf From the World Vision Gift Catalog.


This scarf is made with luxurious silk using Fair-Trade practices. The blend of soft colors emulates the purifying qualities of water and the vibrant life that it sustains.

The #WaterEffect starts with you!