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Lack of water in Africa

POVERTY IN AFRICA BEGINS WITH LACK OF CLEAN WATER the possibility of breaking out of the cycle of poverty is incredibly slim 1 IN 9 PEOPLE ON THE PLANET DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN, SAFE WATER WITHOUT CLEAN WATER... You can't grow food, you can't build housing, you can't stay healthy, you can't stay in school, Sub-Saharan whole year's worth = of labor by France's entire workforce! you can't keep working. Africa alone loses 40 billion hours per year collecting ILLNESS FROM DRINKING water DIRTY WATER AND THE TIME 40 lb. LOST FETCHING IT ROBS ENTIRE COMMUNITIES OF THEIR FUTURES full container used for water collection in Africa, weighs over 40 pounds The WHO has shown problem in economic terms: the equivalent of a 5-year old child for every $1 invested in water and sanitation, some women carry up to 70 pounds in a barrel carried on the back C$DC$DO$D That's like carrying a baby hippo. there is an economic return of between $3 and $34! WHY WATER MATTERS HEALTH HUNGER Safe water, clean hands, healthy bodies. Time lost to sickness is reduced and Access to water leads to food security. With less crop loss, hunger is reduced. Schools can feed students with people can get back to the work of lifting themseles out of poverty. gardens, reducing costs. EDUCATION When students are freed from gathering water, they return to class. With proper and safe latrines, girls stay in school through their teenage years. source:

Lack of water in Africa

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Facts about lack of water and how it affects the future of the rural communities.


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