The Navajo and Water


Yá’át’ééh, or hello. Would you like to give a neglected Navajo family life?

After all, water IS life.

Did you know that there’s a group of approximately 50,000 people that don’t have running water, electricity, or an in home toilet? No, these people are not in central Africa, or Asia, but in the richest country in the world, the United States of America.

The Navajo live on the USA’s largest Native American reservation, spread across 17 million acres of desert in the states of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. It’s estimated that 30-40% of these Native Americans live without basic necessities like water, today, in the year 2022.

This June, we’ll be collaborating with @NavajoStrong, a native led NGO who know this vast reservation and it’s people well. With Navajo Strong’s knowledge of this desert and its people, and with a one time donation of $25 from you, we can give a family safe potable water, for years and years.

Some Navajo get their water from a dirty river, or an old untrusted well. The lucky ones buy water from a truck that fills up a tank thats in their yard. This water can sit in the tank for days, or weeks, and will change its pH and start to grow organic matter. We’re sure you would not want to drink this water either.

A gift of $25 can change this ($21 for the filter, $4 for a bucket). We would like to deliver, teach, and install at least 100 simple but effective water filters for these neglected First Americans. Because of these filters, this will be the first time in their life that they can drink water from a stream, a well, the rain, or a water tank with confidence! These filters do not need any replacement parts and last for years, and we at A Ripple drink river water from this same filter everyday.

Drinking potable water should be a right for every human on earth, and as always, any kind gift will be used 100% on these neglected Native Americans.

The Navajo say, “Tó Éí Ííńá”, water is life. They also have a Proverb saying, “I grew up knowing it’s wrong to have more than you need. It means you’re not taking care of your people.”

Let’s take care of our people.

Thank you for your consideration.

A Ripple.