Apart from air, water is the most important resource that a human being needs for survival. According to the United Nations, some 800 million people have no access to clean drinking water. In sub-Saharan Africa, in the Sahel region, more than 45% of the population has no access to clean drinking water.
The extreme climate change of the last decades has exacerbated the problem:
Surface waters have evaporated in many places and humans, animals and agriculture are competing for the remaining scarce resources.
Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water. Many fall victims to sexual violence on the often-arduous paths.
Every 20 seconds a child dies from contaminated drinking water. Overall, more people die because of unclean drinking water than through wars and armed conflicts.
The poor quality of dirty water, often collected in ponds, causes transmissible diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid and cholera. More than 400 million school days are missed each year due to diseases related to unclean drinking water.
IN REMOTE AREAS WITHOUT ACCESS TO MODERN MEDICINE, DISEASES CAN BE FATAL. ABOUT 3.4 MILLION PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNCLEAN DRINKING WATER, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE.
Water is life
Easy access to clean drinking water enables a new life: protection against disease, protection against violence and more education, as fewer sick days are missed at school.
DAKIE International e.V. contributes to the fight against water scarcity: Innovative solar water pumps help people gain access to clean drinking water – even in the most remote areas. The solar pumps are designed to pump water from a depth of up to 100 m without additional operating costs (solar energy) even on cloudy days. They are designed for low maintenance and can be easily installed on site with local expertise.
This project is a solution for all people in developing countries who lack access to safe, clean drinking water, especially in the Sahel zone, which extends from the west to the east coast of Africa and separates the vast Sahara Desert from the sub-Saharan tropics, in a unique climate zone characterized by unstable weather conditions. In recent decades, the region has suffered from extreme drought, which has led to severe water pollution in the region and caused widespread hunger and water shortages.
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So, donate now and make a difference. As a donor or sponsor of this project, you are actively involved in the fight against poverty and global water scarcity. Every cent counts. Make a direct impact by involving your friends online and together we will make a difference.
Every donation helps to purchase, transport and install the solar pumps.
Every donation helps to save lives and give hope.
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