A Surprising Barrier To Clean Water: Human Nature

The issue of Transportation within the Global Water Crisis is becoming more and more prevalent. Clean Water Access is important but more needs to be done! Millions of families, with clean water, are stil affected everyday by Cholera, Typhoid or Intestinal Worms.

Actions are being taken to prevent the ingestion of this at the main point of access. The source itself. Organizations like Care Kenya and  Innovations for Poverty Action are providing new sources of purifying, such as chlorine dispensers. NPR reported on how the progress is going and what else could be focused on in the future.

“There are lots of ways water can get contaminated between the time it comes out of the well and the time someone actually drinks it. Maybe the container the family used to fetch the water wasn’t clean. Or the container was clean, but the cup people used to scoop the water out wasn’t. Or the water got stored in a big clay pot at the house, and kids stuck their hands in it.”

While it will take years for the proper infrastructure and education to provide full access to potable water in developing areas, there is something you can do immediately. $10 is all it takes to change a families life. A backpack can provide a cleaner way to access water, better physical support than a bucket and more time for things like education and caring for families.

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Rodan Gatia gets water from a spring. A chlorine dispenser is behind her. (Photo Courtesy of NPR)

Rodan Gatia gets water from a spring. A chlorine dispenser is behind her. ( Photo Courtesy of NPR)

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