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Anna Houston, Vermont, USA

A Note from Anna:
I am starting this campaign because having traveled through India and SE Asia, I know that the need for targeted health solutions is vast. Something as simple as replacing a floor can make a great impact, but can also be overlooked as a viable solution. It's so simple! 

I want to raise $500 to replace a floor in Bangladesh because I believe every child has a right to a have a home that supports their health, rather than undermines it. And the foundation is a good place to start.

I often spend more than $500 in a month. But this month, I want to raise $500 for disease reduction, for little kids, for public health,  for a floor that will last them a lifetime.

Did you know that every 5 seconds, a child under the age of five dies from preventable causes?  Diseases like diarrhea are common all over the world — let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. But without adequate resources, like a clean and safe home, a common case of diarrhea can be fatal.

It is a heartbreaking reality. It is an enormous barrier to poverty reduction. The U.N. Millenium Development Report recently released the news that the Goal to Reduce Childhood Mortality by 2015 is struggling to meet its target achievements.

It is time to look to new solutions  simple solutions  that can save lives. Flooring projects, such as replacing dirt with concrete can reduce childhood diarrhea and parasites by nearly 50%.  Just by replacing the floor. And it only costs $500.

I know there are a lot of great charities out there. I’ve created my own fundraiser for ARCHIVE Global’s High Fives Campaign because I believe that a child’s home should support his or her growth and development, not undermine it. Preventing childhood death is as simple as replacing dirt floors with concrete floors. I hope you will join me by giving whatever amount you can. It doesn’t take much.

For every $500 raised a family in Bangladesh will receive a new concrete floor and a solid foundation for a healthy future. 


Thank you for your support and for helping give our children a healthy future!


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