(Reprinted from 20 Liters.org)
Dear Young Future Clean Water Advocates:
My name is Greta Zwyghuizen and when I was 7 years old, I learned about the world water crisis. I knew something had to be done. It wasn’t fair that there are people in the world who didn’t get to go to school, who got sick and even died all because of dirty water! But how could I help? (I was only 7 at the time!) You may be asking yourself the same kinds of questions, so let me share what I’ve learned.
Getting everyone in the world clean water IS a big task, but you don’t have to do it all alone! When people team up together, it becomes a little easier. Anyone can join 20 Liter’s efforts to help make dirty water clean. Don’t worry about how big the problem is, just take one step at a time. You can take your passion and creativity and combine them to help the efforts! It’s hard sometimes but never give up on your passion for helping others, as it fills your heart in a way that no other thing ever will. You will change the lives of so many and it will change your life. You will learn, grow, and struggle in your pursuit of getting everyone clean water, but it will be worth it as you fight to change the world for the better! We need you!