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Supermodel Georgie Badiel Liberty, who has graced the covers of magazines and appeared in promoting worldwide, turned her superstar to fixing water scarcity challenges in her native nation, Burkina Faso. In 2015, she launched the Georgie Badiel Foundation to carry wells, sanitation, solar-generated electrical energy, and community gardens to 10 million Burkinabé who lack entry to scrub water. The wells are built and managed by women within the villages the place they’re intalled. As a baby, Georgie carried water three hours a day, working alongside her grandmother and cousins to switch water to her village for the household’s use — she was the inspiration for the illustrated kids’s ebook The Water Princess. Georgie’s story reveals that optimistic adjustments are attainable in dire circumstances.
Our frequent visitor, Newday Impact Investing CEO Doug Heske, additionally joins us. Georgie and Doug will host the 2023 Water Gala on Sept 29 at Second, an occasion venue on sixth Avenue in New York City. Building a brand new solar-powered nicely, which gives water, bogs, and neighborhood companies akin to a examine heart, prices $20,000 whereas repairing a nicely runs as little as $1,000. More than 341,000 folks in Burkina Faso now have entry to water due to Georgie’s basis. Just $10 million in funding might remodel the nation’s water provide,
The Georgie Badiel Foundation additionally affords assets to assist faculties throughout the United States do fundraising and supply consciousness applications about water shortage, sustainability, and ladies’s empowerment. You can be taught extra about Georgie and her basis at https://www.georgiebadielfoundation.org/
Discover Newday Impact’s exchange-traded ocean well being fund and its different impression investing applications at https://newdayimpact.com
Originally aired Sep 11, 2023