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Walking 4 Hours for Water

HOUSTON, TX —June 26, 2016

It’s difficult for those of us from developed countries to accept that there are thousands upon thousands of people who are forced to walk miles a day in the hopes of finding safe drinking water. Once a river bed is reached, it’s then time to dig with hands and buckets until water is reached.

If they are lucky enough to find some water they are limited by the amount of water they can carry on their heads or shoulders. Once back home the process of boiling the water is required to eliminate contamination and bacteria.

This search for water becomes the sole focus of one’s life.

As I write this I am in an air-conditioned room, with a bottle of water by my side, fully connected to the world via the Internet thanks to an abundant and consistent supply of electricity.

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This is, after all, 2016.

The modern conveniences many of us take for granted in 2016, however, such as clean drinking water do not exist for many of the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa.

Won’t you take a moment to improve the lives of these brothers and sisters, citizens of the world?

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