When Drinking Water Becomes Golden
Though we appreciate it, Clean Water is paper to some while it remains pure gold to others.
A number of us take for granted this clear fluid that gushes out wildly from our home taps. We drink it, clean with it, wash with it, work with it, use it unnecessarily and we even get to play with it. It is part of our daily existence and we do not have even the slightest clue of what life would be like without clean water. We do not know how it is like to have no access to clean drinking water, we cannot imagine using a toilet without a bowl of water to flush down the intestinal dirt, we do not know how it feels like to carry heavy containers of water on our backs for a few kilometers, we do know how it is to drink the same water from a dirty river where animals drink and help themselves in and have you ever experienced a moment where you had to give your child dirty looking water to drink? I do not think so, indeed we are blessed.
But it is regrettable that many people around the world are not fortunate enough to access clean water for their daily living. As we know water is a basic element of our existence and it is essential for a comfortable living. Clean water to the privileged is normal while to some people living in arid regions it is like gold dust, even a drop of it is used sparingly.
Why the interest?
I come from Africa, a developing continent. I have experienced (minimal level), heard and seen the scarcity of water in many regions in my country. I am very blessed to have clean water in a continent where a huge fraction of population do not know what unpolluted water is. It is never a laughing matter as a number of people are negatively impacted by this scarcity to a point of death at times. This is because lack of water brings about many issues most of which are related to unhygienic conditions. Some of these issues are the water-borne diseases like cholera which when not treated in time tends to claim innocent lives. I have seen children as young as 6 years old carrying 20-liter containers filled with water for a distance that a grown up like you and me would have gone faint. I have seen people and animals drinking from the same river that they have washed their dirty bodies and clothes in. Did I forget to mention that drinking water in such places is never clear but instead a funny looking color! It is sad that not everyone gets clean water to drink.
It is for this reason that I celebrate heroes like the Old dog who have created a wonderful initiative to bring the smile back to those unfortunate.
Therefore, I am taking the 1 dollar step to provide water to those in dire need. Take this amazing step with me.
Kindly check http://my.charitywater.org/run-old-dog. Please pass this message around and let’s bring hope to many lives out there.