When you buy a water bottle, 15 Africans get clean water. That means fewer women in Africa will have to walk six kilometers to collect water. And because of this, they won’t be carrying the 44 pounds of water that they normally carry on their heads that whole way. Think of what they could do with all the time and energy saved.
That’s not the bottle’s whole impact, though. Now, you can use your “Ripple Effect” water bottle instead of having to buy bottled water. You save money, and fewer plastic bottles end up in landfills, where they can take 1000 years to decompose. By refilling your water bottle from the tap, you save the energy and resources that otherwise would have been used to manufacture, ship, and dispose of plastic water bottles. With over 50 billion bottles of water being consumed yearly, that’s a lot of energy!
Now consider this: the amount of water used in one flush of a toilet is the same amount as an average person in Africa uses all day for washing, cleaning, cooking, and drinking.
In fact, 311 million Africans lack access to clean drinking water. That’s roughly 45% of the population.Some of you might be thinking this is because there is no water in Africa, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Only 4% of the total renewable water available in Africa is used yearly due to a lack of wells, pumps, reservoirs, and other irrigation systems. Shocking statistic, isn’t it?
We started a group with the Mocha Club just a few short days ago supporting orphans and widows in Africa. You can join Mocha Club today, for World Water Day, and support a cause providing water to families in Africa. You get the water bottle for free if you join Mocha Club! I received my free t-shirt in the mail today for the support of our group we started last week. It's awesome! Can't wait to wear it tonight to revival! :) And I think maybe this spring/summer when we do our walk for water I'll be sporting my new shirt and carrying my new water bottle!
I can't exactly explain why or how God has placed Africa on my heart. But it's incredible and I go through everyday wondering what I can do to help my brother's and sister's in Christ in that beautiful country. One day I will meet some of them. One day soon I hope. :) Now... head on over to Mocha Club to find out more about their awesome organization and what you can do to help! Happy Monday friends!