Have you ever been thirsty? I mean really thirsty. The type of thirsty where you get little pains in your gullet? It makes you want to run to the nearest water source and guzzle a huge drink of water. But what if you couldn’t? What if the nearest source of water was a mile away or more? And what if that water was dirty and contaminated? What if you never knew whether it would make you sick or not? We are so lucky that we don’t have to worry about these things.
But we can help our needy brothers and sisters. There is a drink that makes it possible for clean water to be provided to those who need it most. It is called Humankind. I discovered Humankind (https://behumankind.com/) tea by accident in a local restaurant yesterday. We were meeting my brother and sister-in-law for lunch, when on a whim, I ordered peach tea. Imagine my delight when I discovered that my drink was helping to provide clean drinking water to those in great need. According to their site, nearly half of hospital beds around the world are filled with people who are sick or dying from a water-born illness. 785 million people around the world lack access to clean water. Then I read another astounding statistic. Contaminated water kills more people around the world than other causes, including war. Humankind has helped 200,000 people receive clean water so far. They provide water and water services to Haiti, India, and different countries in Africa and Latin America. They have also provided water to homeless shelters right here in the United States, When you purchase Humankind, 100% of net profits goes to provide water to those who desperately need it. According to their site, you can purchase it online or through Walmart.
Writing about the need for water got me wondering. Why are so many people literally dying from lack of clean water? I did some research on GlobalCitizen (https://www.globalcitizen.org/) and they cite lack of infrastructure and poor management of services, poverty and inequality, climate change and population increase as being the major causes. I’m no expert, but it appears as if most of these causes are manmade. So, if we caused it, maybe we can cure it. If we try, we can all work together to make a difference.
What do you think?
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It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” ― Mahatma Gandhi