Did you know that “nearly one billion children, a sixth of the world’s population do not have access to safe drinking water”?. And did you know that “more than 2,6 billion people are without basic sanitation”?. It is probably over our imagination, because water is too reachable for us, just …. a tap away. But it is so true. While we are enjoying and sometimes, squandering water, more than 1600 children over the world die under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water. “When people are desperately thirsty, they are willing to take the risk of disease by consuming water that may not be healthy. For them – it’s either risk infection or die from thirst! It is a horrible position to be in.” (Missionaries of Africa, Water crisis).
Devastating lack of water is putting African people and all types of living existence on the verge of dying. Not yet discuss about education, medication or food, satisfying the most basic need of humans – drinking – is too critical for the huge numbers of people, especially African. In order get water, most of African women ought to walk far and carry heavy water containers on their exhausted backs. Unfortunately, the water they have worked too hard to collect is contaminated with deadly dihedral diseases, like cholera, typhoid and dysentery, which lead to the death of one child every minute. If we don’t reach out, we will see the end of some entire Africans villages or even cities in the very near future. Let join a hand with Water Aid, World Vision, Missionaries of Africa, The water project, Water can …. to save innocent children’s lives.