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NOV 2016

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60 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 11.16 ELLA DARIYANANI 8, third grade, Walden School The two jugs Ella is holding show the jarring difference between clean and dirty water. Through a campaign called Work Out for Water, Ella raised over $4,000 in a single week to build a well in India. Can you tell me about the water jugs? "This one is dirty water and this one is clean water. So the reason that I have them is because I raised $4,350 in a week for clean water in India so that we can have wells. So this is before the well filtered it out and this is after the well filtered it out." How did you get the idea to raise money for that? "I read a book last year at the library. It really inspired me. It was about this little boy named Jimmy (Akana) and Ryan (Hreljac, founder of the Ryan's Well Foundation, which raises funds for clean drinking water in Third World countries). Jimmy was a little boy who lived in Africa, but I'm doing it in India. The book really inspired me." How did you raise money? "I called a lot of people. I didn't know all of these people. My parents gave me the names. It wasn't scary." What's your favorite subject in school? "EspaƱol. I really like it because you're expanding into a different thing that you don't expand into every day." What are your hobbies? "One of my hobbies is watching hours and hours and hours and hours of YouTube. I watch everything. One of my favorites is a Meet My Rats vlog. It's where they show you the rats and they tell you about them. There's many different kinds: Dumbo, feeder, mink-hooded." Do you have any pets? "Yes, two rats. One has no fur and red eyes. And one's black and white with black eyes. They need another buddy or else they'll be sad." What do you want to be when you grow up? "Maybe an exotic veterinarian. I really like not just cats and dogs, but other animals like rats and squirrels."

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