What if you did not have clean water?. Did you know….?. One in five of the world’s population lacks access to clean, safe water. Three billion people lack basic sanitation.
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What if you did not have clean water?
One in five of the world’s population lacks access to clean, safe water. Three billion people lack basic sanitation.
Water covers 70% of the planet’s surface. Only 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh. More than two thirds of this is unavailable for human use.
Approximately 60 to 70% of the rural population in the developing world have neither access to a safe and convenient source of water nor a satisfactory means of waste disposal.
A beautiful mountain river in Uganda.Yet people living in the area wish it were different.
When people (and animals) have to use the same stream or pond for washing and drinking, germs can get into the water and cause illness. There are cholera germs in this stream. Cholera kills.
Further downstream, children from the Kaahwa family are taking a cooling wash in the sunshine. The water is a mix of refreshment and danger.
Now the children must lug back bowls and buckets of water to use at home.
This is heavy work which
takes up too much time
Back home, their mother and father know to boil the water to kill the germs, but the risk is always there.
What if you only have one litre of dirty water a day. How could you ensure it is safe enough to drink?