The Inspiration: A Mermaid’s Heart
Since I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Thailand on two occasions, I have a visceral appreciation for the people and the land. Much of my time there was spent IN the water so my association of Thailand with water is very strong. On my second trip, I got live out a childhood fantasy: to swim in the ocean as a mermaid! The incredible beauty of the Andaman sea really touched my heart and soul…
Little Woo Mermaid video in Thailand: http://vimeo.com/23359832
This winter, when I learned that many people in Thailand are not able to get clean drinking water after the recent flooding (its worst flooding in decades), my heart yearned to offer some help at their time of need. Read about the flooding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Thailand_floods
Then I remembered a video on Ted Talks about an amazing water filter and after some research, I discovered that the manufacturer was providing the filter to various countries in need.
This gave me the idea that our community could help by donating towards clean water for the on-going Thailand relief efforts and this Indiegogo campaign was born…
More about the Lifesaver filters: http://www.lifesaversystems.com/
Thailand Lifesaver Clean Water Project: http://www.lifesaversystems.com/become-a-lifesaver/Thailand-appeal
In Vancouver, we drink some of the cleanest water on the planet straight out of our kitchen taps! With gratitude for what we have, let’s provide clean drinking water for at least 1000 Thai people for 6 months!
Every $160 we raise will provide 1 LIFESAVER jerrycan which can process 15,000 litres of clean sterile drinking water! At 1.5 Litres each per day, this will last a village of 50 people for over 6 Months! (details taken from Lifesaver website)
$160 = 1 Lifesaver jerrycan = 50 people with clean drinking water for 6 months!
Therefore $3200 = 20 Lifesaver jerrycans = 1000 people with clean drinking water for 6 months!
Any amount you can donate will help:
Whether you can send $5, $50 or $500, any amount will make a difference! Many contributors make light work…
Please SHARE this campaign with your friends and family in the Lower Mainland. It’s best to include a personal note about how you have already donated or how you know me (little woo) so that they know this is a real and very local effort. Let’s see how quickly and how much clean water Vancouver’s grassroots community can offer to the people of Thailand!!! Much love to you all for your compassion…
xox little woo mermaid..