Saturday, January 20, 2007

Play. Pump.

That's all folks will have to do to have clean water when you support PlayPumps. Did you know that

* Unsafe water and lack of sanitation is now the single largest cause of illness worldwide.
* More than one billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water.
* 40 billion hours are lost annually to hauling water, a chore primarily undertaken by women and girls.

PlayPumps is working to change all that. Theirs is an innovative and sustainable system that pumps water using the energy of children at play on an associated PlayPump merry-go-round. What a neat idea! This nonprofit organization installs pumps (and merry-go-rounds!) all over the world helping people have clean water.

Won't you support their work? It's so easy to make a long-lasting difference. Remember, we all need water.

"We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented
with ourselves."
-Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher and writer (1821-1881)


Karama said...

Starting today, I am adding subject labels to all posts (over 300!). Click the labels on each post to find posts on related topics. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I think this is a nice idea , but I don´t know if the children do the neccesary energy to bring all the water that they need.

Thanks for your blog, it´s so interesting

Karama said...

I'm not a physicist or engineer, but I am a scientist and an optimist, so I am never surprised at what is possible. If you follow the links you can learn more about the pump and see some of the organizations (including UNICEF) that support this work.

Thanks for visiting, Anon. I'm glad you are enjoying the site. Please stop by again soon, and spread the word!

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