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Friday, December 14, 2012

CHARITY: WATER_Why will water protect children, especially girls (whether, little, teen, or young adult)?

http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/


Video animation by Jonathan Jarvis. Voice by Kristen Bell.
Score and sound effects by Doug Kaufman.

Women and Children

In Africa alone [let alone Afghanistan, India, and many, many other areas], people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. (source)/http://www.uneca.org/acpc/about_acpc/docs/UNDP-GENDER-CLIMATE-CHANGE-RESOURCE-GUIDE.pdf

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families. Along their long walk, they're subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. 

Hauling cans of water [40 pounds FULL!] for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.

With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.

A CLEAN WATER PROJECT NEARBY means more than safe drinking water to women and children in developing nations; it means time, freedom and incentive to change their communities.

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