Suparman is a village leader. Wulandari is an elderly widow. They live in the same province as the Darmawan family and Hasan. It’s a large area, home to many with different backgrounds, social standing, occupations, family situations, and interests. Amongst the diversity, however, there is an overarching need that encompasses them all—the need for clean, […]
For much of her life, Myrna has spent hours upon hours and trekked miles in a seemingly endless cycle to find and retrieve one of the most basic elements of survival–water. Because of you, that cycle is over. Because of you she has clean water–not down the street, not in the town center, but in […]
When you put your child or grandchild on the school bus, your biggest worry might be if they turn their homework in on time. Vannary had bigger concerns about the students in her school, and they all came down to one factor: water. But you get an A+ for helping her school overcome their barriers, […]
It’s a blessing to give a community clean water! It’s downright astounding to help a community do it on its own. Through hard work and a few mistakes, this refugee camp is stronger for it
Can you believe we are approaching the end of January 2019? Make this the year you place generosity at the top of your to-do list. Here are four easy ways to kick off the New Year with open hands and an open heart. 1. Make a New Year’s resolution that’s not about you There’s nothing […]
Stuff your family’s stockings with a gift that shows them your care for a world in need.
Maybe you’re the type of person who agonizes over giving someone the perfect Christmas gift. It has to be meaningful, but practical. Unique, yet useful. You can do both! With these seven creative gift pairings inspired by the BGR Christmas Gift Catalog, you can honor your loved ones by purchasing a gift that also makes […]
Clean, accessible water is absolutely essential to the well-being of individuals and communities. From hydration to sanitation, water is the main ingredient to survival and development. Unfortunately, approximately 768 million people around the world are forced to use unsafe water sources, while 2.5 billion people lacked adequate sanitation facilities (Source: United Nation’s Children’s Fund). The […]
In July, three Kentucky volunteers partnered with BGR to repair eight dysfunctional wells for refugee camps and villages full of people who have been driven from their homes.