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Klout for Good: Bring Clean Water to Rwanda

August 21st, 2012 by Kameron Kitajima

Klout believes everyone has influence, and influence comes with responsibility. Klout for Good aims to help leverage your influence to make the world a better place for everyone.

Clean water is a basic necessity that we easily take for granted. We can effortlessly fill our glasses from the faucet or buy bottles at a convenience store without a second thought. In other parts of the world, people are not as fortunate—800 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water. The hardest hit areas are in developing nations, like Rwanda, which is predominantly rural and one the most densely populated nations in Africa. Charity: water, a non-profit organization, helps bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Charity: water is working directly with the people of Rwanda to raise $1.7 million, which would give 26,000 people in the Rulindo District clean and safe drinking water.

Back in March 2012, we partnered with charity: water for its “Donate your Birthday” campaign, and more than 5,000 Klout users answered the call to donate their birthday toward clean water donations rather than receiving gifts. We’ve teamed up again with our friends at charity: water to help raise awareness about their “September” campaign. Visit the Klout for Good website, watch videos of personal stories from the people of Rwanda, and donate your influence by sharing the site with your friends and family.

Keep coming back to the site as we’ll be posting new video content every week until the end of their “September” campaign. During the final week of the campaign, we’ll bring you a live video of charity: water employees on the ground in Rwanda.

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  • LN Fenter

    In areas w/no infrastructure people need to be sure the water they have (well, cistern, whatever) is safe. Check out mWaterco on Twitter. Passionate professionals who have been field testing in Rwanda all summer. mWater is making test kits that cost less than a cup of Starbucks and hope to build interest for their distribution in water-poor areas.

  • Robert Connor

    Those containers look a bit dirty!

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