Blog Action Day: World Water Crisis

 

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water rolls in flash floods down my face

it trickles down my cheek to the tip of my tongue

its salty sweet taste doesn’t quench me

if only i drank as much as i cried tears

i wouldn’t be lying here

i wouldn’t be dying here

hoping and praying for the clouds to come back

for the well to fill on its own

for the river to turn from brown to clear

for life to awaken us

again

Today is Blog Action Day, where bloggers all over the world use their blogs as a place to bring light to the water crisis. Since this is a writing blog, so I thought I’d write a short poem and then share some facts about how seriously important it is for all of us to be aware of our water usage and the opportunities we have to help conserve and give clean, fresh water access to those in developing countries or countries in drought.

I know from personal experience, living in a desert state, what a tremendous resource water is and that it doesn’t last forever. It really doesn’t. Without it, we cannot survive.

Did you know that one billion people in the world do not have access to clean, drinkable water?

African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink.

Every day, 2 million tons of human waste are disposed of in water sources. This not only negatively impacts the environment but also harms the health of surrounding communities

In North America, the average person uses 350 liters of water per day; the average person in Sub-Saharan Africa uses 10-20 liters.

By 2025, the United Nations predicts 3 billion people will be scrambling for clean water.

 

Please help me support water projects in developing countries by donating to my 20th birthday campaignfor the non-profit organization, Charity Water.

Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $ 12,000 and many living in the community live on less than $1 a day

$20 means one person can get clean water for 20 years.

$250 means two families of six can get clean water.

$5,000 means clean water for a community of 250.

thanks!

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One thought on “Blog Action Day: World Water Crisis

  1. Thanks to be part of Blog Action Day!
    Please read my post about Water’s footprint in Fashion: you’d be surprised at how much impact your personal or family clothing preferences have on the environment. http://wp.me/pXsUB-oi
    You can make the difference!
    elenasc.wordpress.com

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