Poverty, Water: Water And Water In Africa

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“In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely contaminated.”(Charity: water) The “Charity: water”, which is one of the most well-known nonprofit organizations, shows how difficult it is to get water in Africa. On the website, Scott Harrison who is a founder of Charity: water states that a lot of people were killed by unsafe water and poor sanitation systems. It is hard for people who live in a country with higher water sufficiency to comprehend how dreadful it is to live with an absence of clean water. Even though people in Africa, Southeast Asia, or Latin America can get water …show more content…
In Africa, people walk long distance to get water. They don’t really care even though it is dirty and contaminated water. Sometimes, a woman walks alone for three hours or more to collect water for their family. On the website Charity: water, many stories about people, who received Charity: water’s and other organizations’ help, are shown. Jean Bosco, who is 15 years old in Murinja, Rwanda, walks with yellow Jerry Can to get water four to five times a day. The organization, “Living Water International”, which is one of Charity: water’s partner organization, is funded by Charity: water; they selected Murinja to install a water pump to bring water to people. After clean water spurted up from a water pump, Jean Bosco and people in Murinja were busy drinking and washing. Another story from the Namayingo District of Uganda is dreadful. There are two young girls Grace, who is 14-year-old, and Sarah, who is 13-year-old. They are sister and the oldest among their siblings. To get drinking water, both Grace and Sarah always spend time walking to Lake Victoria, which is far away from their home. One day, Grace went there alone to get water. Though she was scared to go alone, she had to collect water for her family. While Grace was coming back from the lake, she saw four guys coming toward her and she was raped by them. It happened to not only Grace but sadly also Sarah later. Both Grace and …show more content…
Since 2006, Scott has started Charity: water to help people in developing countries, solving water crisis. Scott’s purpose of water supply is not just bringing clean water, but lasting clean water for a long time. To provide clean and long-lasting water to people, Scott and other members of Charity: water travel around the world to find organizations who work together with them and supply water in some countries that need to be helped, and then they fund co-organizations’ programs for people who have a trouble with contaminated water. There are four approaches to successful work: “Planning,” “Implementation,” “Maintenance,” and “Proving it.” For planning, Charity: water chooses the right location geographically where the water point is and constructs relationship with local stakeholder. Finding the proper technology is the next step. Because each country needs different equipment or technology, they suggest nine different ways to bring clean water to people: Hand Dug Wells, Drilled Wells, Rainwater Catchments, Gravity Fed Systems, Piped Systems, Water Purification Systems, BioSand Filters, Spring Protection and Latrines. Charity: water selects their partners in local areas to support their programs. For implementation, where the money spent is shown as a pie chart. For example,

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