There are no shortages of worthy causes to give money to in our world, because so many people need help – but I’ve always believed that before a developing nation can truly begin to grow, and its people take care of themselves, the basics need to be there. Laptops for every child and other initiatives can come later; first, they need clean water, shelter, and a reliable food supply. Giving someone access to clean drinking water has a ripple effect that reaches further than you might think. I think clean water is where it all starts; it saves lives by preventing disease, it improves the health of everyone that has access to it, kids can stay in school instead of walking for hours to get water, and helps people grow their own food in small gardens. I was extremely impacted by the video above, and I hope you will be too. Please consider donating to charity: water.