World Water Day 2008
March is a special month for all of us. Every 22nd March, it's World Water Day. I'm very excited, this is the first time I'm making a difference on this special day. Come join me in the 'Virtual Walk for Water'. I have to thank Steeping Beauty for the awareness.
Just as an eye opener: Do you know that till today in 2008, nearly 1.1 billion people (roughly 20% of the world’s population) lack access to safe drinking water. A third of the Earth’s population lives in “water stressed” countries and that number is expected to rise dramatically over the next two decades. The crisis is worst in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Many women and young girls in rural areas in Sub-Saharan African and other parts of the world must trek as much as six miles everyday to retrieve water for their families. Due to this manual labor, such women and children are prevented from pursuing an education, maintaining their households or earning additional income.
So, as a woman, I would like to create an awareness on the plight of these unfortunate people, especially the women and children who are involved. Let's join together and visit World Water Day and learn how to be a Water Advocate.
Bloggers out there, do add a World Water Day Button on your sidebar to show your support. Let me know you have added the badge so I can repay your kindness :)