Take a step back ! Pause for a minute ! Look around at all the materialistic necessities we take for granted. For example our hot water, food, our cell phones, clothes, houses money, our toilet. Yes, our toilet! Could you imagine not having a toilet at all ? Where would you go to the bathroom ? What would you do ? How would you handle your business ? Studies show people spend more time on the toilet than exercising . Some of us spend more time talking or using our phones rather than going.
I recently became aware of "World Toilet Day" through Global Citizen ( November 19) . This date is an official United Nations international observance day that shines a light on the global sanitation crisis. Each year public education campaigns and events raise awareness about the issue.
Half the world's population doesn't have access to clean , safe, or a working toilet. To ensure healthy communities and a clean environment, governments also need to prioritize safe toilet waste treatment - especially in cities where waste is a growing issue. Without waste treatment, poop ends up in drinking water .
According to the World Health Organization 842, 000 people in low- and middle-income countries die as a result of inadequate water, sanitation, and hygiene each year, representing 58% of total diarrhoeal deaths. Poor sanitation is believed to be the main cause in some 280,000 of these deaths. Diarrhea remains a major killer but is largely preventable. Better water, sanitation, and hygiene could prevent the deaths of 361, 000 children aged under 5 years each year. The 1 million Puerto Ricans struggling to find clean water now share the experience of 2.1 billion individuals around the world who lack access to safe drinking water, according the World Health Organization’s latest report.
On Water.Org the statistics show that every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease . Woman spend up to 6 hours every day walking to collecting water, and 1/3 of all schools lack sanitation. Imagine having to walk miles to a well to get water , and you have to walk miles to bring it home. Children have to leave school because of this problem. The water crisis is global , it affects everyone including India, Nigeria, Zimbawe, China, Egypt, Brazil ! Don't forget Flint Michigan residents still don't have clean water. For more info this crisis and how to help visit The Case Foundation .
Not having water affects bathing , cooking , drinking, and going to the bathroom. These are necessities. I'm sure a lot of people purchased must have items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but water is a must have !
All of these people in countries across the globe don't have the access to clean water this has to change or children, men , and women, will continue to lose their lives. These six inventions could help with clean water
Life Straw, Ceramic Water Filters, Water Purifying Bicycle, Life Sack, Pure Water Bottle Filters With UV Rays, and the SolarBall. Find out more about them here and watch the videos . This is heart breaking , water is life , water is a right, water should not be an option when people need it to survive.
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
– Maya Angelou
Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny known to the world as "Little Miss Flint" is a power house and she's working hard . For such a young girl she has taken charge and brought so much attention to the Flint Water Crisis . She has done so much to help the city she loves so much . Yes, there still is a water crisis in Flint if you have forgotten. She shares a real life account of what's going on day by day in Flint. She's even worn a "Flint Lives Matter" T-Shirt because their lives do matter and they shouldn't have to deal with this issue . There's no way that Flint, Michigan should be without clean water for over one thousand days . She's recently shared a photo of a waiver that Flint residents had to sign in order to have their lead service line replaced. It's absolutely heart breaking that the people of Flint still do not have fresh water to bathe , cook , or drink. Mari posted a picture of her arm that had a rash on it from the chemicals and lead in the water. So many people have shared their stories on social media about how this crime is affecting their lives. However, Amariyanna is continuing to shine and show love to not only her city but she has big dreams for the world. She is a true leader and truly inspiring. I wish I had her bravery and strength at her age. Proudly wearing a shirt that says " I Am Your Future President" . With her persistence and her fight for what's right , just might take Mari from Flint Michigan all the way to the Oval Office as President. There's been so much support of people donating money and water to Flint , but more things have to be done. People have died and are still sick from the lead . Mari keep striving to be the best you are a revolutionary. Everyone please keep Flint, Michigan in your prayers and continue to share the information about this problem and do what you can to help. Mari has met some really famous celebrities and even President Barack Obama knows who she is and now you do to .