LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On World Water Day (March 22), The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) partnered with the typeTAP initiative of The Adventure Project. Bloggers from all over the U.S. had just 24 hours to raise $10,000 to bring sustainable clean water to villagers in India. The response exceeded all expectations with 148 writers participating and $11,390 raised by the midnight deadline. With matching funds from TPRF, well over $22,000 will go to train local mechanics to repair hundreds of broken-down pumps that have left countless villagers with no ready source of clean water.
The Adventure Project is a groundbreaking initiative that promotes dignity, self-sufficiency and sustainability in international development. Linda Pascotto, President of TPRF, expressed, "TPRF is happy to support the efforts of the Adventure Project to bring sustainable sources of clean water to village populations that have none. The Foundation especially appreciates The Adventure Project's attention to community involvement with training and maintenance, which respects the dignity of the recipients and supports their ability to take charge once they are given the needed tools."
All funds collected go to WaterAid, a charity that takes a unique approach to providing the poorest communities with potable water. Rather than building and abandoning wells that would quickly fall into disrepair, WaterAid equips and trains villagers to repair water sources across their region. The organization also strives to educate women so that they can become economically independent participants in what are often conservatively traditional communities.
About The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF)
The Prem Rawat Foundation promotes Prem Rawat's message of peace and his vision of addressing fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live with dignity, peace, and prosperity. For more information, visit: www.tprf.org
SOURCE The Prem Rawat Foundation