After learning about children and families in the poverty-stricken villages of Zambia; a country in south-central Africa, Sawyer Anderson wanted to help bring clean, safe water to the villagers. At age 9, Sawyer wrote and illustrated the book, Water Works, which is published in America, Vietnam (in Vietnamese) and in Zambia (in English). Prior to writing Water Works, Sawyer launched a water fundraising effort designing, selling and sewing authentic African Chitenge bags. Now, at age 13, Sawyer continues to sell her book and Chitenge bags, and has spoken at more than 150 different churches, schools, nonprofits, service clubs, businesses, organizations and other groups. She has raised over $1 million, funded 72 wells and saving more than 22,000 lives. Sawyer is not just a kid, but a water warrior and hero to many.
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