Nearly 700 million people in the whole world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. It is a well-known fact of life that clean water is one of the primal and primary needs for human beings. The fact that 1 out of every 10 people in the world do not have access to this vital resource is distressing. While urban areas like cities and towns have water supply connections from natural reservoirs like seas, oceans, rivers and lakes, there are still many people who have to go to extreme limits to get access to water. And this water too turns out to be impure or fatally poisonous.
About The Project
Penny Appeal is a notable non-profit organization based in Australia. They have been dedicated to providing more clean water across the world through their global program Thirst Relief. One of their latest projects is known as the Build A Water Well program. This is a program that is dedicated utterly to the cause of providing adequate clean and fresh water to underprivileged communities that depend on it for survival and progress. It is also intended that providing water will help in economic sustainability for such economies and communities in the world. The program comes with a simple and actionable step to be taken for welfare.
Purpose And Scope
The Build A Water Well program is designed to make people contribute to providing more clean water at the individual level. Individuals are asked to build a water well in their names or that of their loved ones and families. A normal water well will cost as less as $650 to build and will require a monthly contribution of only $55. The Thirst Relief Initiative is pushing forward this program in a total of 12 countries as of now. It is expected that it will expand to new frontiers with the passage of time. This is the actual scope of this project.
Clean water is not just a primary human need. It is also a resource that can anchor entire communities. It can support education and income as people with good health from pure water will be able to contribute in terms of better livelihood. Sustainable economic activity will also ensue once people have saved more of their income for investments and expenditure rather than spending it on treating ailments. Also, the program intends to save the lives of underprivileged communities and countries. These are some of the intended advantages to come from this program in the countries and communities being served.
The Final Word
The Build A Water Well Program is an extension of Penny Appeal’s initiative to supply more pure and clean water to people across the world for general personal and economic welfare. All that an individual needs to do is to contribute for building a water well. After the well will be completed, the contributors will be informed of the same and this can involve everyone into this movement effectively. This is how it is expected that the program will get unanimous support from people all over the world.