Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
WaterAid is an organization that helps bring clean water to areas where lack of clean water is causing disease or hardship. Since 1981, WaterAid has brought sanitation and safe water to the poorest communities. Something like 800 million people in the world don’t have access to clean water, and 2.5 billion don’t have sanitation facilities. (via WaterAid brings clean water to the world | Tropic Home)
Having clean water in the house is something most of us probably take for granted. We need only to turn on the water faucet and clean water will come out, which is safe for washing our hands or taking a shower. Sometimes it’s even clean enough to drink. If not, then all we need to do is buy bottled water at the nearest supermarket or convenience store. It’s something we don’t think twice about. It’s just there. Sadly, that’s not the case in certain parts of the world. (via Roller Coaster Ride: WaterAid and the Importance of Clean Water to Children)
Surely you’ve heard the saying that you should drink 8 glasses of water each day to stay healthy, right? I don’t know if that’s actually true, if you really need to drink quite that much or if it’s just the overall message of staying hydrated. It’s really something we take for granted. (via Have you had your 8 glasses of water today?)
Not what you were expecting to read, was it? Yet it’s true. Over 800 million people worldwide do not have access to clean and safe water. Something we use way too much of every single day here in the US. According to WaterAid, an organization that helps provide water to people in developing countries; 2000 children a day die because they cannot reach water. (via The Pearl in the Oyster: What 800 million people don’t have access to…)
Almost everyone has heard the expression, “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.” On two occasions over the past two years I have found this expression to be true. Two years ago I was feeling sick to my stomach, my head hurt, I was dizzy and was having trouble breathing. I had no idea what the problem was. It turned out that I was dehydrated. A year later, I was taking medication because I had a bronchial infection. I took a pill without water and my throat was severely burned as a result. These two incidents both required medical attention and treatment. In other words I was extremely ill because I had not been drinking enough water. I was then and am still embarrassed that living in one of the richest countries in the world, in a home I owned with a perfectly good running water system, yet I was sick because I did not drink water. (via Valentine’s Day - WaterAid - The Perfect Gift | Janeane’s World)
I can’t imagine a world where water is not safe. Water is a large part of everything our household does. We have a well, and we have to filer out water and treat it so it is safe. When we had issues with water pressure or even water that is brown (though safe), our household has a tendency to complain. And then I realize that at least we have safe, clean water unlike so many in the world. (via My Devotional Thoughts: Water Aid: Clean, Safe Water For All)
Did you know that women around the world spend 200 MILLION HOURS A DAY collecting water. WHAT!? I have it readily available within 10-15 FEET of any spot in my house. And even outside of my house when you consider the hose pipe or irrigation system. (via Water runs dry « the fair trade fashionistas)
My kitchen sink. The shower. The flushing of my toilet. All of these places have one thing in common-the extraordinary ability to easily provide safe water for drinking, cooking, cleansing my hands, bathing and sanitation. All of these things I use on a regular basis without a single thought as to how much we take clean water for granted (via Clean Water for your Valentine | Hike. Blog. Love.)