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Sound Off: Victor Smith

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Victor Smith has been in the oil business most of his adult life. Drilling for oil has prepared him well for a life saving mission. On a mission trip to Malawi in 2005 he saw firsthand that 30,000 people a year die from issues caused by dirty water.

Victor Smith founded Clean Water for Malawi and now instead of drilling for oil he is drilling for clean water. The wells cost $3,500 and his organization has 27 working wells already. At age 81 Victor Smith could certainly take it easy, but he hopes to build until the need in Malawi is met. "I really want this to go on after I'm dead and gone," he says. "Here we are, the poorest state in the union, doing this for the poorest country in the world."

What else can I say, but well done. You can donate by clicking here.

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