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The Village Wells

Ending global poverty is often perceived as a daunting task. There are several people who express an interest in helping, but think they are too small or insignificant to make an impact. This mindset prevents them from acting. However, I am a firm believer that global poverty can end if we all take individual actions to fix the problem

There are number of countries around sub-Saharan Africa that have been hit very hard by high temperatures causing wells to dry out leading to water shortages.

More countries throughout Africa are facing growing threat of water shortages because rivers have been taken over mining companies due to climate change causing rising temperatures. In some countries mining companies.

As drought bites and temperatures continue to rise, communities throughout Africa and Asia are being forced to seek alternative, and often dangerous, ways of accessing water. With wells and boreholes drying up, crops are dead, animals are dying, and without secured supply of clean water, people won’t be far off.

Every day in rural communities and poor urban areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people suffer from clean, safe drinking water. Women and girls who are supposed to be in school, bear the burden of walking long distances day and night to gather water from streams and ponds.

 

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