Water, is life’s most basic need. But there is a water crisis in our world right now.
Seriously, a crisis. Nearly one billion people live without clean drinking water. It’s happening all over the world, especially in developing areas like Africa, SE Asia, and Latin America. It’s a water crisis because it starts with water. But water affects everything. Education, health, poverty, and especially women and children.
A family affected by water crisis is likely they live on less than a dollar a day. When they are thirsty, they can’t just turn on the faucet for a nice cold glass of water. They don’t have a faucet. Instead he women and children go off to collect water. Many walk up to 3 hours a day to the nearest water source, yet these water exposes to all kind of germs. Time spent getting the water means they cannot spend time to learn, read, write, earning income, take care of their family, etc.
When they make it home, the little water they have isn’t clean at all. Some families know their water is contaminated with germs that cause diarrhea, dehydration, and even death. But what choice do they have? Kids, especially babies, are most affected by the germs. About every 19 seconds, a mother loses one of her children to a water related illness. And each day, almost 1 billion people are living in this way. Until they get a little help.
The water crisis is solvable. There are solutions, some a brand-new and innovative, like water filtration system. Some are age old like the classic well. These solutions bring clean water much closer to people who need it. What can we do to help solving this problem?
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Source: charity: water