Paper for Water: Two girls change the world

Can children make a difference. Isabelle and Katherine Adams have proven that yes they can. The girls have raised over $800,00 to bring water to those who have none.

Isabelle and Katherine Kei Adams and two of their ornaments

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 – At the ages of 5 and 8, Isabelle and Katherine Adams decided to make life better for people around the world, including here in the United States. Now, nearly five years later, these girls have made a huge difference.

By creating origami ornaments the young ladies have raised over $800,000 to bring clean water to the people in 100 communities in 12 countries around the world, including some 1.6 million people in the United States.

Their mission has recently taken them to Thoreau, New Mexico, and the home of Derrick and Keena Delgarito, who live on a Navajo reservation that relies on the bi-weekly delivery of water. While the water is still delivered via truck, a large subterranean reservoir and pipe and faucet system means that running potable water is more easily available for the family.

This gift of running water was made possible by the non-profit Paper for Water, the group Dig Deep and the Kleenix Corporation, whose product you will want handy when watching the video below.

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