"In a lot of communities all over Africa people can talk on phones, but can't turn on a light, a faucet, or flush a toilet. And they may be going hungry." -Winnie Mitullah
a boy carrying a pail of water from a river
currently almost 1 billion people don't have ACCESS to safe drinking water. and today people are still looking for it. it is so bad that in saharan, africa there are people suffering because of WATERBORNE DISEASE. education is being lost because of it.
- In Sub-Saharan, Africa 500 Children die a day to diseases. The diseases are caused by the lack of clean water.
- "It would cost about $30 billion a year to bring sanitation and clean water to central and west africa."- ACCORDING to UNICEF
- Bill Gates and his wife made water issues a priority of his foundation.
a cup of dirty river water
In order to make their water safe enough to drink, these people must boil their water before they are able to drink it. But first they have to walk miles at a time to get the water.
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A young girl carrying a bucket full of water at Mnazi village in Kiboriloni area of the Kilimanjaro region. Drinkable water has to be purchased at a cost of 25 Shillings per bucket, about two US cents. Tanzania. December 22, 2008.. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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