In the USA, and most of the Western world, we take a lot for granted. Clean water may be one of the most basic assumptions of daily life. Stop anywhere in the states and you can get free, clean water.
This isn't the case in Vietnam. The water coming out of the sink is, at best, full of heavy metals that slowly sicken you and, at worst, full of germs that can kill you brutally and quickly with diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, or dysentary. Even if they aren't terminally ill, missing days and weeks of class can be terribly detrimental.
Diarrhea is not glamorous, but it's also not hard to prevent with today's technologies and materials. With a few dollars you can make a huge difference.
So I'm going to do something notable and fun with a group of good people by climbing the highest peak in Vietnam. Please consider donating a few dollars to say 'I support you Eli' or 'I support the cause' or 'I shouldn't be drinking that extra beer anyway'. Whatever the reason, the end result will be the same: smiling faces like the ones you see below, and that I've seen so often traveling around this beautiful country.