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SoniaS.,MarieT.,&NatalieM.

Period2
11May2015
Well,Well,WellWaterProposal

OursophisticatedwatercompanyWell,Well,Wellprovideswatertothosewhocannotafford
orareunabletogetit.WemostlyprovidetothoseinAfricasincetheyreinawatercrisis.
59%ofthe
world'spopulationhadaccesstoadequatesanitationsystems,saysLoriLewisinRuralandUrban
IssuesinAfrica.Thatsthewholeworldweretalkingabout.Onlyasmallpercentofthatistheclean
waterthatAfricahasavailabletothem.Nearly1billionpeopledon'thaveaccesstoclean,safewater
(thatsabout1in8peopleontheplanet!)and2.6billionsufferfrominadequatesewerage.Thisisnt
becauseofwaterscarcitybutpoverty,inequality,andgovernmentfailure.
Evenwildlifeisbeingaffected
byunsanitarywater,inthiscase,rawsewagerunoff.20tonsofdeadfishwereremovedfromtheVaal
River,theyblamedthereasonfordumpingsewageintheriveronoldpipes.
Nearly2millionchildrendieeachyearforwantofcleanwaterandpropersanitatio1n.Duetoan
annualHumanDevelopmentreport,governmentsarebeingurgedtoguaranteethateachpersonhasat
least20litresofcleanwatereachday.Thisisregardlessofwealth,location,gender,andethnicity.Many
subSaharanAfricansgetlessthan20litresofwatereachdayandtwothirdshavenopropertoilets.
HilaryBenn,internationaldevelopmentsecretary,said:"Inmanydevelopingcountries,watercompanies
supplytherichwithsubsidisedwaterbutoftendon'treachpoorpeopleatall.Witharound5,000children
dyingeverydaybecausetheydrinkdirtywater,wemustdomore."Bennisright,weneedtodoa
lot
more.
Thecauseforlackofwaterisclimatechange.ItaffectswatersupplyinAfrica,rainsthatusually
comeandsupplythecountry'swaterhascomeinfrequently.Forexample,inDurban,thedamsare20

percentlowerthantheywereinthestartof2010.Inadditiontothat,
Durbaninparticularfacesthe
problemofstolenwater.Accordingtoonereport,
35percent
ofthecitieswaterisstolenorgivenout
throughillegalconnections.
Africaisgenerallyconsideredtosufferfromwhatscalledeconomicwater
scarcity,whichmeansthatinvestmentsinwaterresourcesandrelevanthumancapacityarenot
substantialenoughtomeetwaterdemandsinanareawherethepopulationdoesnothavethefinancial
meanstomakeuseofanadequatewatersourceonitsown,saysIFPRI.
OurcompanyWell,Well,WellwilltakeourinvestorsmoneyandbuildwellsinAfrica.Onewell
canprovide400peoplewaterfor20years.Imaginewhat5wellscando!Thatwillequalto20,000people
waterfor100years.Accordingto
ONE.org
,thelackofcleanwater,killsnearly2,240childreneachday
fromseverediarrheawhichisspearedfrompoorsanitationandhygiene.Thewateryouhelpusprovide
cansavechildrenlosingtheirparentsorviceversa.
Thewaywellberaisingmoneyisthroughcomedy.Foreachjokeourinvestorslike,theycan
chosetogiveusadonation,ortheycanchosetogiveaflatdonation.Wearehopingtoraiseatleast
$3,000dollars,fornow.Thatsabouthowmuchitistobuilda100ft.deepwell.Sincewevejuststarted
ournonprofit,ourgoalislowuntilwegetenoughrecognition.Ourwebsitecanbefound
here
.

SourcesCited:
TheWaterProject
ONE
WaterInCrisisSpotlightSouthAfrica
TheWaterProject,.'WaterInCrisisSpotlightSouthAfrica'.N.p.,2015.Web.28Apr.2015.
TheWaterProject
PovertyinAfricaEndswithAccesstoCleanWater
TheWaterProject,.'PovertyInAfricaEndsWithAccessToCleanWater'.N.p.,2015.Web.28Apr.
Ifpri.org
WhatsreallycausingwaterscarcityinAfricasouthoftheSahara?|InternationalFoodPolicy
ResearchInstitute(IFPRI)

Ifpri.org,.'WhatSReallyCausingWaterScarcityInAfricaSouthOfTheSahara?|InternationalFood
PolicyResearchInstitute(IFPRI)'.N.p.,2015.Web.8May2015.