Living Without Water

Life-without-water-940x198.jpgIn the present, water has been problematic around the world, becoming a highly important topic worldwide. Some of these factors, water pollution being the most common, regarding the cities and the over exploitation of it, can reach the point of leaving many communities without any water. Case in point, the communities in Mexico. The total worldwide requirement of water reaches 4 billion liters per year and natural sources of this precious liquid cannot meet the demand.

Some specialists say that in the year 2025, approximately 1800 million people in the world will suffer water shortage, due to pollution and as a consequence of our own actions. Almost two million people die each year because of lack of potable water and it is possible that in 15 years, half of the world’s population will live in areas where there isn’t enough water for everyone.

It is hard to imagine that personal consumption is so high, if we could only think about what we use during a shower or while washing laundry…

The lack of water affects mainly the communities where people depend on a river or a natural spring to obtain this resource; however, it is hard to collect the water because of the distance and the rocky pathways that are in place between their homes and the rivers.

At CHOICE Humanitarian Mexico, we know the importance of this, for that reason we have developed projects focused on a solution for this problem through the construction of cisterns to collect rainwater, ecologic laundry machines where used water goes through filters and is reused to water fruit trees and cacti, and for other household chore which encourages change in their lives…

I was able to experience what it means to walk approximately 30 minutes to the river and only be able to carry two water jugs and to think that this amount of water should suffice to cook and wash for 3 days…

We live in a time when we should conserve water. Joining our volunteer program for 2015 you will learn how to reuse water, how to make the most of it and the options we have to recycle it, this way, we can return to the world a little of what we have already taken.

Laura Alducin, CHOICE Mexico Development Director


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