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May I Have A Glass of Water, Please?
 

May I Have A Glass of Water, Please?

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We believe that access to safe drinking water is not just a need, but a basic human right.

We believe that access to safe drinking water is not just a need, but a basic human right.

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    May I Have A Glass of Water, Please? May I Have A Glass of Water, Please? Presentation Transcript

    • Aama Projects Campaign for Human Dignity
    • Over 1 billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water.
    • Every 8 seconds, a child dies from lack of drinking water or a waterborne disease.
    • That’s like a 747 full of kids going down every hour.
    • Let’s take a closer look at some illnesses you’re probably unfamiliar with…
    • Diseases Spread by Unclean Water
      • Cholera
      • Typhoid fever
      • Diarrhea
      • Dysentery
      • River blindness
      • Snail fever
      • Elephantiasis
      • … and more.
      **Images courtesy of the NYTimes and Doctors Without Borders 2-year-old Mustafa Abe receives quinine drip in Uganda
    • Onchocerciasis
      • Commonly referred to as “river blindness”
      • Caused by a worm transmitted to humans through biting black flies that breed near rivers
      • Worms migrate to eyes, causing severe damage to ocular tissue and permanent blindness
      Photo courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • Onchocerciasis
      • Commonly referred to as “river blindness”
      • Caused by a worm transmitted to humans through biting black flies that breed near rivers
      • Worms migrate to eyes, causing severe damage to ocular tissue and permanent blindness
      Photo courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer There is no CURE or VACCINE. The only preventative method: CLEAN WATER
    • Schistosomiasis
      • Commonly referred to as “snail fever”
      • Caused by blood fluke transmitted when humans immerse themselves underwater
      • A chronic, often lethal disease that afflicts over 200 million people worldwide
      Photo courtesy of the University of Aberdeen, U.K.
    • Schistosomiasis
      • Commonly referred to as “snail fever”
      • Caused by blood fluke transmitted when humans immerse themselves underwater
      • A chronic, often lethal disease that afflicts over 200 million people worldwide
      Photo courtesy of the University of Aberdeen, U.K. There is no CURE or VACCINE. The only preventative method: CLEAN WATER
    • Lymphatic filariasis
      • Commonly referred to as “elephantiasis”
      • Caused by a parasite that infects and blocks lymph system
      • Symptoms include gross swelling of limbs and in men, the scrotum
      Photo courtesy of The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
    • Lymphatic filariasis
      • Commonly referred to as “elephantiasis”
      • Caused by a parasite that infects and blocks lymph system
      • Symptoms include gross swelling of limbs and in men, the scrotum
      Photo courtesy of The Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis There is no CURE or VACCINE. The only preventative method: CLEAN WATER
    • These are the children of Elayi, a remote village located in Minna State, Nigeria.
    • They are doing their best to ensure their future.
    • How can you help the children of Elayi in Nigeria?
    • Clean water will give the 1 in 5 Nigerian children who die every year a better chance for survival. Your donation will give the children of Nigeria a chance to grow up. 1
    • Clean water will give children a chance to grow up with a mother and a father. In Nigeria alone, there were an estimated 8.6 million orphans in 2007. Your donation will make it possible for families to stay together. 2
    • Please make all checks out to: Now That You Know or Friends of the Poor - Africa III
      • Now That You Know
      • Attn: Lyne Lewis
      • 7730 Herschel Avenue
      • Ste. I
      • La Jolla, CA 92037
      • [email_address]
      • Friends of the Poor - Africa III
      • Attn: Jean Colarusso
      • 8460 Whale Watch Way
      • La Jolla, CA 92037
      • [email_address]
      Please don’t be afraid to send $5 or even $1. We appreciate anything you can give. Every little bit helps.