Thank you to everyone who attended the Houston Waves for Water Fundraiser to bring clean water to Ethiopia. It was a blast!
Kayla and Omar Dar of Baby’s Breastie and Fayye Foundation put the entire event together in six short weeks. Because of their dedication to the clean water project in Ethiopia, we were able to bring people of all walks of life together to raise $7000, which in turn will bring 7000 people clean water.
We called this event a “mash-up” of breastfeeding activists and clean water activists.
Jessica and her husband from the Leaky B@@B attended with Sugar Baby. Two breastfeeding babies were in attendance and breastfed openly. Kayla’s 15-year-old nephew created three original breastfeeding illustrations to be auctioned off at the event. One of the drawings was purchased by our friend Lola, who was a regular on our facebook page, along with her daughter Jemmarie- both were in attendance on Saturday. Getting to know them over the past few months and then meeting them in person was very special and one of the highlights of the event. Jack pointed out to all of us that through that connection of advocacy for normalizing breastfeeding, we are not only working towards tolerance and acceptance, but have now supplied water to hundreds of people. It’s amazing to see how celebrating causes that are important to us can bring people together to do great things.
Thank you again to Kayla, Omar, and Kendall- you guys deserve a standing ovation.
Our next trip to Ethiopia will bring water to thousands, as well as focus on maternal mortality reduction and the start of our water project towards fistula prevention with the clinics in Ethiopia.
To donate or learn more visit: www.wavesforwater.org/project/project-ethiopia