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A Community Water & Laundry Project

A Community Water & Laundry Project

Maubane, North West, South Africa
$5,225
Amount Raised

About this Fundraiser

There’s a whole community of moms who don’t have regular running water but still have all the same responsibilities, laundry and kids that we have.

They live in a community just north of Pretoria, South Africa, called Maubane. About 150 adults and 250 orphans and vulnerable children rely on outdoor faucets that often run out of water.

Then they trek over to this spot, that currently has reliable water but no faucets, no floors, no structure. Just a hosepipe in the ground.



Imagine if you will, what laundry days would be like if this was your laundry room.

Help One Now and local South African organizations, Take Action and the James 127 Trust have the architectural plans and the permission to build a community water point.

It’s designed with moms in mind. To make laundry days easier and bringing home water for cooking and drinking simpler.

The water point will be:

  • Consistent: because it will include a water storage tank so that even if water supply is interrupted, there will always be back up water.

  • Convenient: the water point will include clothes washing troughs - to make doing laundry easier.

  • Community friendly: there will be benches to sit and wait for a turn to wash clothes or gather water.

  • And offer food security: because it will be the water supply for a future vegetable garden.   

And because the Internet can build a virtual bridge between here and South Africa moms the world over can offer to share a laundry day together. We all know what it's like to be buried under piles of kids’ clothes and the knowledge that what we washed today will be dirty again tomorrow. 

Let’s do virtual laundry together. Let’s build a water point and laundry facility for our sisters and their kids in South Africa.  

So that next time you fold those socks and super hero underoos you are reminded that moms do brave things. Including Laundry! #LaundryForAfrica

Donate the cost of a bottle of detergent, the cost of a load of laundry or the cost of a washer, won't you?

And then, invite your friends ---

Click to tweet: Moms do brave things. Including Laundry. Join our community laundry initiative! #LaundryForAfrica

Or share below on Facebook - it's virtual laundry day. We need all hands on deck!


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  • $5,000 One-time Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
  • 400 Lives Impacted
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Help One Now 3M
Raleigh, NC, US
Help One Now is a catalytic tribe committed to caring for orphans & vulnerable children...
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Lisa-Jo Baker
Springfield, VA

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Funded - October 15, 2013
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A Community Water & Laundry Project

by Lisa-Jo Baker 400 Lives Impacted Maubane, North West, South Africa

There’s a whole community of moms who don’t have regular running water but still have all the same responsibilities, laundry and kids that we have....

$5,225 One-time Donations
  • $5,000 One-time Goal
  • $0 Still Needed
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