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The Gift Of Water

Feb 7, 2008
It has been figured that more than 3 quarters of the world's goods are answered for by a fifth of the world's population - and this digit is only climbing due to the rising breach between the two ends of the global economic spectrum.

The Situation in Africa

Education: The amount of African communities with the access to sufficient facilities and resources to get an education is miniscule, and education is one of the foundations towards an improved forthcoming. Education not only creates longtermopportunities for those in need, but also instils impulse. Consider the years old saying; "Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime".

There are over five million people living life with HIV/AIDS in South Africa alone - the largest density on earth with Nigeria in 2nd place with nearly 3 million. According to the World Health Organisation, over 500 million people have serious contact with Malaria every year, and the disease is accountable for 20% of childhood deaths in Africa. These horrible statistics are not showing any signs, and health care issues are one of the most important steps in the road to improving the countries themselves.

Infrastructure: Many African countries do not have a working infrastructure. Facilities such as waste management, water reserves and road or rail networks are either in disrepair or practically nonexistent and fundamental services such as health care are few and far between. Third world debt cripples what little growth many of these countries might show. These basic functions of the country cannot be administered to without the funds to create sustainable investment projects.

The Gift of Water: Water is a fundamentally critical demand for every form of life on earth, and is extremely rare in large parts of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa. Drinking water and even water for boiling and basic sanitation are not available to a large portion of the country. Water is a not so common commodity, and in Africa it means it creates a fine line of life and death, and a lack of water makes simple agriculture and irrigation impossible.
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