Two little girls who were sisters, Isabelle and Katherine, were emotionally moved when they learned two sad facts. That many girls aren’t able to go to school because they have to spend their day hauling water for their families and that a child dies every 15 seconds from unclean water.
Their dad is half Japanese and instilled in them a passion for origami. From this passion + compassion came a simple dream, to raise money to help a water project. Their first goal was a small $500. They made origami Christmas ornaments, and exchanged them for donations to help fund the digging of a well at a local Starbucks. Their dream grew into a non-profit that has raised more than $1.3M and have helped fund over 150 water projects in fourteen countries.
Running this non-profit is a 14 and 11-year old. How many lives were changed because two little girls had compassion and passion, and parents who believed in their dream!
“Isabelle and Katherine want nothing more than to educate the world about the clean water crisis and to make people realize that you don’t have to be a billionaire or a celebrity to make a permanent change in the life of someone who is thirsty.