ENDS May 31, 2019
What is this all about?
I was "introduced" to the slums of Kibera about a year ago. I honestly had never heard of them before, and upon researching it a little was shocked and saddened by the situation the residents are living in. Over 500,000 people (some say there are over a million so that may be a low estimate) living in a space of 2.5 kilomiters. (That's about half as big as the Los Angelos Airport.) Banished from their homelands, no electricity, and filthy and polluted creeks. (If you'd like to read more about Kibera go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibera)
So what can we do to help? I will tell you!
WATERisLIFE provides straw water filters that filter hundreds of liters of water before they need replacing. Doing the math (2-3 liters a day per person), that would potentially filter all the water a child would drink in a YEAR. For $10!! 2.5 billion people of the world lack access to proper sanitation with people dying from water-related illnesses everyday. 90% of those deaths are children under 5. For ten bucks you could provide a straw that would help one of those kids! (Twenty bucks would buy two, Fifty would buy FIVE... ;))
David Livingstone said "Sympathy is no substitute for action".
Skip the overpriced coffees for a couple of days and give some kids clean water for a year.