Make Mother's Day Meaningful with Mother's Day Movement
Posted May 05 2014 12:29pm
This Sunday is Mother's Day and if you are a mom, hopefully you will be getting pampered. I personally love having my breakfast in bed, homemade cards from my kids and maybe even a little gift. A staggering $18 billion is spent annually in the United States on Mother's Day celebrations. Given the number of women and children suffering globally, and here at home, a group of moms felt it was time to rethink Mother's Day giving priorities.
Mothers and children in Uganda spend hours every day carrying 40lb containers long distances over rough terrain to get water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Often children have to miss school to help get water. The leading cause of death for children under age 5 is diarrhea, which is directly linked to access to clean water and basic sanitation. Diarrhea kills one child every 21 seconds, more than measles, malaria, and AIDS combined.
Together we can provide sustainable clean drinking water, sanitation, and education programs to keep mothers and children healthy and strong.