Nate’s thirst for change

Nate Draper and Rachel Hayton, from Sonlife International, ask ‘would you drink water that looks like this?’. Picture: Martin Kennealey d415624
Nate Draper and Rachel Hayton, from Sonlife International, ask ‘would you drink water that looks like this?’. Picture: Martin Kennealey d415624

Sonlife International will have a stall outside Halo Espresso, aiming to create awareness about clean water and their work in Africa

Running the stall will be Nate Draper, who said people rarely stop to think about water being in short supply.

‘We have taps and showers that instantly supply us with fresh water, while in sub-Sahara Africa, people spend 40 billion hours a year walking to get access to clean water,’ he said.

‘We take such a precious entity for granted every day. By educating people about the need for clean water, we hope to show people just how easily they can make a difference and inspire them to get involved.’

They will be running water activities and showing the importance of getting fresh water to those who need it most in remote East Africa.

Mr Draper became involved in Sonlife International after travelling with the charity to Africa when he was in high school.

‘The trip was extraordinary and such an eye opener to everyone involved,’ he said.

‘You see the ads on TV and hear about what’s happening on the other side of the world all the time, but actually witnessing the way these people live and seeing firsthand the impact one person can have is inspiring beyond words.’

– To learn more abut Sonlife International and their work, visit sonlifeinternational.org.