Everyone has the right to clean Water
Why is Water Scarce in Africa?
Africa lacks water because of a thing called economic water scarcity. “Economic water scarcity is caused by a lack of investment in water or insufficient human capacity to satisfy the demand of water in areas where the population cannot afford to use an adequate source of water.” In other words, economic water scarcity is when a place doesn’t invest in as much water as it should or the people in the place are too poor to afford water.
Worldwide Water Crisis Chart
I am Water by charitywater.org
Water Crisis In Africa by CES Graphic Media
Wealth begins with water
Half of the world’s diseases are caused by poor water and sanitation conditions. 2 out of every 10 deaths on 5 year old kids and under are due to a water-related disease. Clean and accessible water is essential and a right for every human.
Water with low sanitation is packed with bacteria and pathogens. Causing devastating dieses in humans, since are invisible for the human eye is hard to detect them, this makes every glass of water very deadly. This kind of problems are obviously not found in developed countries where sanitation is sophisticated and water treatment has high standards of cleanliness.
Water and kids
Children and infants are more susceptible to diseases do to their young immune systems, this opens the probabilities of getting sick. Consequently this brings economic, educational, social and sanitation problems, slowing down the progress on a given population.
Poor health and productivity
Every time a person gets sick it represents a delay in productivity, involving the time of other persons and risking their health also. It affects not only one person, it’s a chain of collateral effects ending in a waste of live time, money resources and educational opportunities. And all these problems can be minimized with a good water planning.
Relation between hunger and water
Hunger in Africa has a direct bound with the lack of clean water, we need to remember that water is the key to grow, preserve and prepare food. Sometimes, the lack of water is produced because of poor water management, but more often it is a simple economic issue that can be solved. This is the difference between physical scarcity and economic scarcity.
Poverty and Education
Poverty has increased in Africa, there are a number of reasons like climate change, political decisions, etc.… However access to clean water still the main reason.
Education as in any country, is the key to abolish poverty. Lack of clean water consequently affects academic performance and attendance rates. Constantly dealing with stomach pains and diarrhea from disease and hunger are health and time consuming facts, because it affects the time they spend in class.
Water Changes Everything by charitywater.org
Water is one of the keys to avoid poverty, reach global equality and human welfare, that’s why water is important. About 700 Million people worldwide lack of fresh water and sanitation, and we are here to reduce that number. People spend hours finding and collecting water for everyday needs, letting no time for social and commercial activities. This leads to slow social growth and low health percentage. We are here to make the difference, with help and water for those who deserve a better life.
Water 4 Africa is a young nonprofit global organization, our logo is based on an African symbol and its meaning represents faith and hope, which is in the end the message we want to transmit. As entrepreneurs we are, all we ask you is to reflect and make your best decision, the more we are more water will be for all.
The Founder, Gary Kaplan started Water 4 Africa to give everyone the much-deserved ability to have access to clean water!
Water Wells for Africa – Today is the Day by Water Wells for Africa