Safe, clean water is something most people in industrialized nations have never had to worry about, but sadly that is not the case throughout the global community.
About 1.1 billion people lack access to a safe supply of drinking water and each year more than 2.2 million people around the world die from water related illnesses. Most of these people are children in developing countries under the age of 5 according to the World Health Organization.
Access to clean and safe water sources throughout the world could help save the lives of 2.2 million people every year. No fancy drugs, no expensive research… the cure to this disease is water. Imagine that…
Clean water could be the difference between life and death for a child or their parents in a developing country, like Southeast Asia or Africa, where diarrhea, due to water related bacteria and pathogens, is responsible for as much as 8.5% and 7.7% of all deaths respectively.
World Water Day is a day to take action. Here is a thought….
Based on the national average for the cost of a $1.25 bottle of water, Americans are paying the equivalent of $10 per gallon! (and we thought gas was getting expensive?)
I’m not asking you to give up the convenience of “water on the go” but you can make one small change to your habits by purchasing a refillable water bottle and using water from another less expensive bottling source. In fact, buy 2 or 3 so you always have one on hand. You can purchase a gallon of bottled water for the same price as a single serve 8 oz bottle, and you’ve got your self the equivalent of 8 smaller bottles of water. (Now if you do the math here, you will realize I just saved you a TON of money!)
What are you going to do with all that extra money? I bet it could save someone’s life…
Watch for more on this subject as Head Mutha and I get ready to move forward with our plans to help bring clean water to all parts of the world. Everyone deserves clean water. Everyone deserves a chance at life.
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