How can every child in a neighborhood be suffering from lead poisoning?
Because toxic lead dust from an abandoned mine is covering every inch of a village located just a five-minute walk away.
Tragically, all 500 kids in Chowa, in Kabwe, Zambia, have been exposed to lead and have blood lead levels 10 to 20 times the Center for Disease Control’s recommended level, which often results in permanent neurological damage, and can even be fatal.
Chowa’s children and future are in jeopardy. We have begun decontaminating the village but we need your help to finish by early 2016.
During this holiday season, please consider a donation today to support Pure Earth’s cleanup, so that these families can also celebrate a safe and healthy holiday in their village.
All of the homes have lead in their yards. We are installing a barrier cloth and providing clean soil for each garden, as well as meticulously removing the lead dust coating the floor, furniture– everything–inside each house.
Contribute now and help us raise $50,000 to complete the initial phase of the project.
Not only is this cleanup critical to the health of the families, but our proven strategies and technologies are being monitored by local, federal and international authorities.
If successful, as we anticipate, they are likely to invest $10 million to clean up the other affected neighborhoods in Kabwe where more than 200,000 people live.
Thanks to the support of generous friends like you, we can ensure that all children and families can live in clean, safe environments and reach their potential.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.