During my research for various DIYs or new topics related to the world of Cans for Life, a fantastic project caught my attention: Cannedwater4kids (CW4K). I am absolutely amazed! As I’m doing voluntary work myself, I got really interested in this very unique project.
For me it’s normal to have access to water 24/7. I just use it, without questioning where it comes from.
Access to water – a real privilege
Our planet consists of more than 70% water, but unfortunately these 70 % are not available for everyone. It’s no secret that a huge number of our world’s population has to face the issue of water shortage and has no access to clean water. According to research conducted by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, 663 million people lack access to safe water. That’s roughly 1 out of 10 people.
What can we do about it?
Of course there’s an imbalance of water supply, considering that not every nation has to face those problems. But for me it’s not only important to know the problem. It’s even more important to know the problem’s solution or an attempt to help people to have access to clean water.
The organisation CW4K is one example for such a solution. They participate in different projects to help people to get free access to clean water. They don’t only dig wells, filtrate water, but also distribute water to people who are in need. One special thing about this project is that CW4K use cans instead of plastic bottles. Why do they do that? Well, that’s an easy one! CW4K uses cans because they are easy to transport and to recycle and protect the water from sunlight and bacteria.
It’s a small beginning for now, but at least it is one. I already tried to change my “shower behaviour”. Do you know that you need approximately 170 litres of water during a 10 minute shower? Although I know that the water that I don’t use, is not automatically accessible for other people, I think it makes sense that everybody rethinks their water consumption.
Now it’s your turn: Have you ever changed one of your behaviour for the greater good? Would you do so? Just leave a comment below and let me know. 🙂