I wrote an ebook dedicated to Water for South Sudan, Inc. in hopes of raising money to help Salva Dut’s teams drill for water. I have given over 100 FREE downloads from Smashwords, since publishing it. I am set to donate my book proceeds, but since I have not had any hard sales, I am pulling the ebook for editing.
Thanks everyone who downloaded my first ebook. It makes me feel special!! I will leave it up for FREE until March 7th.
My friend, Danielle Betts, told me about Salva’s story and the WFSS non profit. I was grateful she shared his story with me. I was touched deeply by Salva’s story of living the life of a “Lost Boy” of Sudan to becoming a local and international hero.
I dedicated my 1st ebook to Salva Dut. It is a goal for me to one day visit South Sudan and assist a team in drilling for water. It would be a beautiful goal realized. My ebook is titled Drop by Drop We Fill the Pot, an Ebook by G.E. Cooper
I highly recommend reading ‘A Long Walk to Water’ by Linda Sue Park. Her book is excellent and is highly acclaimed for young readers. It is the story of Salva’s life while he was a boy struggling to stay alive to becoming a leader with a true smile.
Gretchen will be doing a full book review with video of Linda sue Park’s wonderful story based on the life story of Salva Dut.
Salva’s story inspired Gretchen to write her ebook Drop by Drop We Fill the Pot for Water for South Sudan!
My 4 year old daughter is the photographer! Good work Neema xxx
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/138573 Drop by Drop ebook link 100% of proceeds go to WFSS to assist in drilling for clean, fresh water in the southern regions of Sudan
http://www.lindasuepark.com/ Linda’ website
Salva Dut’s story inspired Gretchen to write her first ebook titled Drop by Drop We Fill the Pot. Please watch and listen to these videos to learn about Water for South Sudan and follow Salva’s advice…NO more talking! Let’s do it!
Gretchen’s ebook is free for download until Monday. After Monday it will be available for $2.99 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to WFSS to assist in drilling wells to bring clean, fresh water to the southern regions of Sudan.
Please read A long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park to learn more about Salva’s personal story about being a “Lost Boy” of Sudan turned leader.
Linda’s beautiful work http://www.lindasuepark.com/books/longwalk/longwalk.html
Gretchen’s link to ebook https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/138573
Salva’s Story video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqwERFWV2OI&list=FLtdnzJeJBmME37rV_2FMmog
Gretchen’s audio discussing why she wrote the ebook http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C01xaSjBNI
Thank you Salva!
September 15, 2011
Dear Mr. President:
In October 2010, I lost my job because of sex discrimination. Along with two other women and a large number of men, I had been hired to drive for a group of Saudi Arabian visitors staying in Rochester, Mninnesota. Just one day later, I was fired, as were the other two women, we were told “they don’t want women drivers.”
I have heard alot in the news lately about “being on the right side of history,” and I believe this to be a perfect example of how you personally can stand for what is right. I ask you to engage in sincere dialogue with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia about the injustice that results from the ban on Saudi women driving, both in Saudi Arabia and here in the U.S. I have confidence you will address this matter so it will serve as a platform for greater understanding about American civil rights. It is imperative these rights be respected by all who choose to live, work, or visit the United States of America. I believe no change will occur unless one by one we stand firm in our values and our rights.
We- the three women who came forward to challenge the wrongful terminations in Rochester- are convinced we too are “on the right side of history.” We see this as an opportunity to bring awareness to critical issues and to promote an understanding of cultures, religion, ethnicity, and gender through sincere and open dialogue.
If you are interested in reading more about our situation in Rochester, you can review news articles (http://o33e9e2.netsolhost.drupal/news) as well as my personal journal (www.worldpulse.com/user/1078/journal).
I thank you for your time, your willingness to contemplate this matter, and the service you do for the citizens of the United States of America.