‘You can change the world right now,’ teen says

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(Aug. 5, 2014) - Hannah Foust has always wanted to change the world--and she thought she'd have to wait until she grew up to do it.

The 12-year-old Indiana girl now realizes that's not exactly the case. She's been raking leaves and shoveling snow to raise money for water wells in Burkina Faso, which she says is the third-most miserable place to live in the world. A major reason for that is the lack of clean, accessible water.

Hannah wanted to do something about it. Her motto: small steps equal a great outcome.

She's been speaking at churches to raise money. For her birthday, she asked friends to bring donations instead of gifts.

“I used to say, ‘When I grow up, I want to change the world,’" Hannah told FOX59's Angela Ganote. "But I’ve realized you don’t have to grow up. You can change the world right now.”

So far, the efforts of Hannah and her friends have raised about $24,000--enough money to build 12 wells.

Find out more about the project at her website.

Angela Answers is presented by American Senior Communities.

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