Change Makers

11-year-old’s lemonade stand raises over $16K for clean water

Eleven-year-old Tyler Brunst from Loomis, California is a kid with big dreams of bringing clean water to communities in Africa. And his dreams are turning into reality through his lemonade stand.

His story begins back in September 2011, when the mailman delivered the World Vision Gift Catalog; he read it cover to cover. The next morning he brought the Gift Catalog to his mother and told him he wanted to help bring clean water to Africa.

“I could not believe people did not have enough clean water to drink,” says Tyler. “It comes straight out of my faucet!”

With his first lemonade stand, Tyler raised $400. But his lemonade stand is forever evolving with new ideas and causes. To date, he has raised more than $16,000 for clean water. His goal is to raise $50,000.

“I want to show God’s love to a hurting world,” says Tyler. “I want to do something — something life changing — and I would like you to join me.”

 

Two ways to use your gifts to help bring clean water

Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes.

Clean Water

View All Stories
Despite tremendous progress in ending global poverty, in sub-Saharan Africa poverty levels have increased.
From the Field

Global poverty: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Find out what draws major donors to World Vision and why they feel led to make significant investments in ending extreme poverty worldwide.
Change Makers

Philanthropic investments advance efforts to end extreme poverty