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Amsterdam is a beautiful place, but it's known for its open red-light district. Early one morning we visited the infamous Red-Light Square—choosing a time when we knew all would be quiet. The buildings are all windows (draped at this hour), facing the square. Sitting in the center of the square is a beautiful old church—boarded up and abandoned.
We believe that every child should have access to safe, clean water. Do you know that on any given day we have a longer list of water wells requested, communities without any adequate source of clean water, than we could hope to fill? Every year we are forced to assess the most acute need and determine which wells we can fund. With your help we can provide water for more people this year. This is direct, life-saving intervention.
We believe children should have enough food to live an active and healthy life. We believe that food and water are necessary building blocks for an at-risk child. Until these are secure, nothing else in their world is secure. A hungry or thirsty child can not learn and is one of the most vulnerable and likely targets for traffickers to prey upon.