A jerry can may not look like much, but to many—it is a lifeline. The only thing that stands between them and dehydration. The tool millions of people in the developing world use to collect, transport, and store their water. When full, it holds 20 liters and weighs 44 pounds.
20 liters—that’s the minimum required amount of water per person per day for adequate drinking and personal hygiene. Yet, the 1.1 billion people without access to clean water most often live on less than five.
Chances are, you’ve never had to think about where your next glass of clean water is coming from. But in many parts of the world, people walk miles every day to fill up a 20-liter jerry can with muddy, unsafe water from a stream or pond.
So what will you do with your jerry can? No matter whether you’re a school, business, church, or small group of individuals, there are a number of ways you can use your 20 Liters jerry can to raise support and awareness of water issues.
Display It And Get the Word Out
- Put it in your storefront.
- Stick it in a school display case.
- Call it out in your church welcome center or youth group rooms.
- Even throw it on your back and take a walk around town.
Fill It Up With Funds
- Ask your students, employees, members, or customers to drop their change in.
- Challenge your employees with a match program.
- Host a Penny War among classes at your school.
- See the number of water filters you can install go up, as your jerry can gets weighed down.
Make It An Experience
- Fill your jerry can with water, then offer your students or customers the opportunity to experience what carrying 44 pounds of water feels like.
- Tell us how you used your jerry can to get the word out. Share your ideas and photos with us on Facebook.
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