06
Jan
10

Women Can’t Do Anything

As I mentioned, Wednesdays are now Awareness Wednesdays. I have so much passion for charities that really try to change the world, but unfortunately, no income to help support these charities. So, I do my best to spread the word, and hope that the people who DO have the means, find a passion in these charities, and help.

If any of these charities touch your heart, please, give what you can. If you’re like me, and don’t have the means to give money, give your time. Volunteer, or just do what I do and spread the word. Every person who hears about the charity, builds the charity, and brings them one step closer to fixing the world.

With that said, this weeks charity is Water.org

Billions of people around the world are in suffering, due to the lack of access to clean, healthy, water. A basic essential for human life.

*”Glass ceilings aside, 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 water. 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. And though women are responsible for the majority of food production in their villages, their productivity is severely limited by this constant struggle.”


*The Vision

“We envision the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water. It is easy to take for granted ready access to a safe supply of drinking water. Yet more than one billion people lack this most basic commodity. Creating accessible, safe water supplies in developing countries liberates people to live healthier, fuller, more productive lives.”

*The Mission
“Water.org is challenging the traditional approach to assisting people in developing countries. Our goals are to draw attention to the world’s number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies, and to raise funds to help fight this immense problem – one community at a time. Our mission is to inspire people to act.”

*THE FACTS

  • 3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.
  • 98% of water-related deaths occur in the developing world.
  • Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water (about 0.007% of all water on earth) is readily accessible for direct human use.
  • Only 62% of the world’s population has access to improved sanitation – defined as a sanitation facility that ensures hygienic separation of human excreta from human contact.
  • Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
  • Children in poor environments often carry 1,000 parasitic worms in their bodies at any time.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
  • Evidence shows that women are responsible for half of the world’s food production (as opposed to cash crops) and in most developing countries, rural women produce between 60-80 percent of the food. Women also have an important role in establishing sustainable use of resources in small-scale fishing communities, and their knowledge is valuable for managing and protecting watersheds and wetlands.
  • On average, every US dollar invested in water and sanitation provides an economic return of eight US dollars.
  • For only $25, Water.org can bring someone access to clean water for life

So please, visit Water.org to make a donation, to get involved, or just to get more information

(* denotes information taken directly from Water.org Don’t sue me, I’m broke!)

I’ll shut up when people stop dying.

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