What is the best gift you’ve ever received? A gift that really amazed you and made you so happy you grinned for days?
The best gift Peng ever received is something most of us wouldn’t even consider a gift. It’s something we take for granted because it’s there every day, every time we need it.
Peng’s best gift is clean water.
Let me tell you a bit more about Peng and how important clean water is to her …
Why Clean Water Matters
Peng is a single mom with four children. She lives in a village in Laos and is extremely poor. To earn a meager wage, she farms. But when it’s not harvest season, her only way to earn money is to hunt for frogs and sell them.
The work leaves Peng tired and feeling hopeless to provide for her family. She barely has enough money to buy food, and she certainly doesn’t have enough to buy clean water.
The only source of water Peng’s family has is a hole in the ground. She digs through the mud in that hole until water pools up for her to collect. The water is sour-tasting and dirty. It makes her family sick, but they don’t have other options.
That was before Peng was given a water filter. Now she pours the dirty water into the top of her filter and clear, disease-free water comes out at the bottom. It’s the best gift she and her children could receive. Along with the refreshing taste of clean water, they are now healthy and free from water-borne diseases.