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Graphic design linked to clean water in Africa

on Tuesday,March 22,2011 20:03

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A graphic designer from Indiana found a way to utilize his profession to help dig wells for clean water in Africa. Joseph Gonzalez, who works for Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, learned about the problem and is trying to make a difference, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

The water crisis was brought to Gonzalez’s attention when a spokesperson from CauseLife.org, an organization about finding clean water worldwide, came to his church.

Gonzalez joined forces with another organization 13 lisas and their campaign Dig Deep, which is an effort to raise money to dig wells for clean water in Africa. Gonzalez used his background to design T-shirts, stickers and posters, which are available for purchase through the campaign website.

"Our long-term goal is to dig one well a year and an option for a $15,000 well that will supply 1,000 people clean water for 10 years," Gonzalez told the Times.

Individuals who are interested in design and hope to use it to help charities may get their chance. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 37,000 graphic design positions are expected to be created between 2008 and 2018.
 

By Rachel Smith

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