7
Mar

KATHMANDU ADVENTURE SPONSORSHIP

Our journey began in 2013 when we had a crazy idea that we wanted to start our own 100% non-for-profit charity…

3 years later + 2 trips to Africa + thousands of lives changed we are about to embark on our 3rd trip with the support from Kathmandu’s Adventure Sponsorship Program.

We’re an adventurous young couple from the Gold Coast- always seeking our next adventure in a foreign country. So when we came up with the idea to travel to remote villages in Zimbabwe and provide clean drinking water to those who need it most- it was the perfect travel adventure for us!

You might be thinking WHY WATER?

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(This was where the women in the Tengwe Village were collecting

water for their families before we completed 2 water projects)

663 Million people on our planet lack access to safe & clean drinking water- this causes a child to die every 21 seconds! By providing clean & safe drinking water- we are also providing opportunities for improved education (particularly for young girls), better health, agriculture, economic growth + sustainable & bright futures.

In November this year, we will embark on a 3-month journey into the dry, dusty remote villages in Zimbabwe. Living in huts orP1040149 our Kathmandu tent, no clean water, no electricity, no shower or flushing toilet & limited connection to the outside world- this is what we will call home for the next 3 months.

Our water & Sanitation projects include finding ground water, deep in the earth surface using various modern technology & ancient traditions, drilling 40+ meters into the earth surface using huge drilling trucks & installing manual hand pumps which will supply clean & fresh water for years to come & working with the local communities to create sustainable outcomes.

Thanks to Kathmandu, they have generously prepared us with the best equipment &  10603874_10152357208035756_5621943084730772006_oclothing which will help us achieve our goals & be prepared for the extreme environments we will face in the African Summer.

www.kathmandu.com.au

We take a camera with us to capture the moments of our journey- from this we have created a 30-minute documentary to show people what life is like in a world which is so far from our own. We hope this video will assist with future fundraising & awareness of the water crisis we still face today. 100% of all donations we receive go directly towards the projects.

Check it out:

Stay tuned for updates in the exiting months leading up to our trip by subscribing & following our pages, or if you have any awesome fundraising ideas of your own please get in touch.

Let’s make a difference, one drop at a time!

Cheers,
Danielle & Micheal

www.oflcharity.com

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(Getting up close & personal with the wild life on a walking safari  |  The African sunset is unbelievably beautiful)

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