Having clean, good tasting water is something that several of us in the US consider more of an expectation than an option. The majority of us can turn on our faucets, usually equipped with an additional water purifier, and drink as much as we would like. For literally billions of people all over the world, this sounds more like a dream than reality.
Just two years ago, 650 million people did not have access to clean drinking water. Sub-Saharan Africa is an area where this disparity is most prevalent. Unfortunately, this condition will worsen tremendously over the next ten years.
When the contaminant level in the water supply is high, this not only gives the water a repugnant taste and smell. It also leads to illness and ultimately death. Every 20 seconds a child dies from water related diseases.
This is one of the many reasons why Waiakea Water and Pump Aid have chosen to join forces. Pump Aid’s work prior to this partnership has been impressive in bringing clean water to those who don’t have access to it. In the African village of Malawi, Pump Aid has helped to bring ‘elephant pumps’ to villagers.
The Pump Aid team shows the people in the village how to use and maintain these water pumps so that they can have the clean water that they need. Efforts like this, literally help save lives. In Malawi the leading cause of childhood mortality for those under 5 comes from contaminated water. It also the second leading cause of death for adults in the village. This is why global water initiatives are important.
Malawi is an area that consumes less than 20 liters of water a day. This is a stark contrast to the 176 gallons of water that Americans use each day. It’s truly a great fortune to be born in an area where clean water sources are easily accessible. Learn more about Waiakea water: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/27/780527/10154219/en/Waiakea-Hawaiian-Volcanic-Water-Sees-a-5-000-Percent-Growth-in-Just-Three-Years.html
According to Closet Samples, The same water that is available to you from Waiakea Springs can be used to save lives all over the world. For every liter of water purchased from Waiakea, Pump Aid will distribute 650 liters of water to those in need.
So far 500 million liters of water has been delivered to villagers in Malawi and in other areas where clean, essential water has been largely inaccessible.
Every time you drink a glass or bottle of water, you are nourishing your life and health. Participating in this initiative helps you to give that same benefit to those who’ve never known how that feels.