WATER SCARCITY IN AFRICA - Plastic caps can save lives!
Nearly 400 million people in Africa don’t have access to clean water.
Most Africans live with less than a litre of water a day. Every day, thousands of people walk many hours to get water, and it isn’t always clean. Dirty water makes children sick, causes diseases and death.
But you can find clean water underground in Africa. It is sufficient to have a pump to get it.
An example is the playpump. It is a merry-go-round – attached to a pump. Every spin sends clean water into a storage tank.
This system uses the power of children playing. The water comes out of a tap.
The pump takes only a few days to assemble. The water tastes good.
Clean water means less disease and less carrying time, especially for young girls. That leaves more time for school and for playing.
Easy to build, easy to maintain, playpumps are a low-cost solution to a great problem.
Incontro fra i Popoli helps people in Congo, Kenya, Camerun and in other central African Nations.
This organisation builds playpumps in schools. It also helps children in many other ways.
How can we help? It’s easy! We can bring our plastic caps to school and put them into the blue bins outside the school’s front door. Operators from Incontro fra i Popoli sell them to recycling companies. With the money they get, they build playpumps in Africa.
Don’t throw your plastic caps away: you can give your contribution to a solidarity project and save lives… for free!
Water scarcity in Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csCfoQd4vxI
Short film for save water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paVt_WZJ0B8
Water doesn’t come out of a tap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teX2l_E40mw
Playpumps International – National Geographic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjgcHOWcWGE
Playpump BBC2 July ‘09: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg_vWWqj-2M
Playpumps roundabout water solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5mPKOCpLow
Pozzo a giostra – in viaggio con Leopoldo Rebellato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnwlckauyE4
Stappa la solidarietà: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPbIGOPmetI