‘Kids For Kids’ bringing clean water to Tanzania
The girls are out of school for hours at a time.
Kids in Owensboro will soon have a chance to change the lives of kids like these by raising money to drill a clean water well in a Tanzanian village.
A new organization called Kids for Kids is kicking off a fundraising campaign with a gathering at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the chapel at Heritage Baptist Church.
Started by Jodi Ekbundit, an Owensboro mom with five children, Kids For Kids aims to “inspire and empower kids to advocate for other kids so they can make change,” she said.
While she wants to raise enough to cover the cost of one well – about $4,000 – her larger goal is teach kids how to advocate for other kids who need their help.
“I want this to be kid-driven, not just parents taking a form to work.” Ekbundit is working with Phillip Crabtree of Owensboro, who spent five weeks last year drilling wells in Tanzania with an organization called Go Drill.
Crabtree plans to tell the kids at the gathering about the four wells he helped install.
Placke said she has walked with villagers anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours one way to fetch water.
Wells bring clean water.
“You’re investing in people.” Kids for Kids will kick off with a gathering at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the chapel at Heritage Baptist Church at 3585 Thruston-Dermont Road.