Written By Hibba Abbas
Clean water is the essential ingredient for life on this planet, but it is becoming an increasingly scarce resource in Africa. Our body is approximately 60 percent water, our brain is 70 percent water, and our lungs are nearly 90 percent water. Each day, our body must replace 2.4 liters of water or about 2.5 quarts of water.
In Africa millions of poor are forced to collect contaminated water from drains, ditches and streams suffer a deprivation that threatens life, destroys opportunity and severely undermines human dignity. Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence. Nearly 30,000 children die each day because of contaminated water. In Africa, having access to clean water can give communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school.