This book is envisioned as a catalyst to energize people and organizations in the industrialized world to be financially involved by supporting NGOs delivering safe water projects in Africa. Through compelling photos and quotes from villagers and others, the book will show both the need of the millions of people without safe water and the success and hopes of villagers that come with providing safe water. The work of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a leader in safe-water projects in developing countries will be emphasized. A foreword by Steve Hilton president of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation will emphasize the Foundation’s efforts in Niger, Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso.
A large-format, high quality art book containing 110 black and white photographs and short essays by leaders such as President Jimmy Carter, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, president of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and quotes from villagers and NGO staff, the book will be carefully edited to become a CALL TO ACTION. The reader will come away with a better understanding of the needs of the people of Africa, how this affects their own lives in the industrialized world, and the dramatic results that can be achieved through the help of not just world leaders but involved citizens as well. A directory of NGOs working in West Africa on safe water projects will be included. These images were exhibited at the UCLA Fowler Museum in September 2007.
A percentage of the revenue from book sales will be donated to the non-governmental organizations working on safe water projects in West Africa.