Katherine set a goal of only $500.00, but her mother, and eight year old sister Isabelle decided to help. They gathered up their glue and paper and tools and set about making the delightful little pieces of art so they could sell them for their cause. It wasn’t long before friends joined in, and many others volunteered too. The little girls artwork went on sale, and after the first day, it was all sold out. Another few weeks went by, and the little group of busy workers had sold over $10,000.00 in origami. The proceeds went to build a well in a needy village. The well was big enough to supply the entire village with water reports the Good News Network.
The little heroine didn’t give up when she surpassed her goal. After four years of folding and gluing, she has raised over $650,000 towards supplying needed water to thirsty people around the world. Katherine and her sister Isabelle received awards from Living Water International. However, the little girls aren’t finished. It will take approximately $20 million to solve the world’s water problems, and little Katherine is determined to raise it. The girls continue their work towards solving the problem, and young Isabelle insists that if everybody joins in such a fine way to improve your brain and hone your social skills that a solution will be found.
The girls were given the chance to visit two of the wells they help build with their work. One was in the United States at a Navajo Reservation and one was in India. In 2017 the girls and their proud parents are planning a world tour to visit all the wells they gave to those in need.