Building Water Wells
Team Member: Muhammad Kamran
La'Moore Divine wrote -
Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease.
Did you know an estimate of 1 billion people in the developing world don’t have access to clean water? If you didn’t know, it’s okay. Now you do, and now is the time to learn more about this big issue and do something about it! So please take the time donate and do your own research and learn about how this can impact our nation if we don’t find a solution to this big problem. I love to help people, but I need the help of others to help our nation.
Millions of women are prohibited from accomplishing little more than survival. Not because of a lack of ambition, or ability, but because of a lack of safe water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40-pound jerry cans on their backs. Imagine having to walk several kilometers a day just to get a bucket of clean and safe drinking water, as opposed to a few steps to the kitchen sink for tap. Or worse, picture having to drink unsafe, germ filled water, which causes diarrhea, trachoma, and even worse illnesses.
Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die everyday from diarrhoeal diseases and of these some 1,800 deaths are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene. I will be raising 1 million for this project. The funds will go to extensive research, travel, water testing, chemists, and building wells for the 10 countries that needs it the most. I will also be investigating water supply companies in the USA!!
Did you know, tap water can contain a vast array of contaminants, but a handful showed up repeatedly in the water of the cities my team studied:
Lead, which enters drinking water supplies from the corrosion of pipes and plumbing fixtures and can cause brain damage in infants and children.
Pathogens (germs) that can make people sick, especially those with weakened immune systems, the frail elderly and the very young.
By-products of chlorine treatment such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids, which may cause cancer and reproductive problems.
Arsenic, which may cause cancer, serious skin problems, birth defects and reproductive problems Radon, the rocket fuel perchlorate and other carcinogens or otherwise toxic chemicals.
Contaminants like these get into our water from many different sources. A few examples: runoff from sewage systems that overflow after a heavy storm; runoff from contaminant-laden sites like roads, pesticide and fertilizer-rich farms and lawns, and mining sites; wastes from huge animal feedlots; and industrial pollution that leaches into groundwater or is released into surface water. So please help my team and me achieve our goal.
The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the #8 global risk based on likelihood (likelihood of occurring within 10 years) as announced by the World Economic Forum, January 2015
Water is necessary for all humans to survive. Without water, life would
not exist.”- Water.org
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” –Mother Teresa