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  • Poverty and Water

    If it takes only $30 to supply clean and safe drinking water to one person for their entire life, why is it that so many people don't have access to clean drinking water? Because they are poor. Unfortunately many people in the world do not view poor people as worthy of assistance. Listen to what a few poor people have to say:

    "Poverty is pain; it feels like a disease. It attacks a person not only materially but also morally. It eats away one's dignity and drives one into total despair."—Woman from Moldova

    "The authorities don't seem to see poor people. Everything about the poor is despised, and above all poverty is despised."—Man from Brazil

    "I am illiterate. I am like a blind person."—Woman from Pakistan

    What's $30 to a latté drinker or cigarette smoker or bottled water drinker? Two weeks of some people's pleasure could provide a lifetime of water to a person in poverty. So why doesn't the world pitch in to help those in need?

    You can! Donate to Blue Planet Run Foundation or make some kayakers happy at the same time you help solve the world water crisis by donating to WhatAboutBlue?