Water is essential to life, without it there would be none on earth. The observation is simple, all living beings need water to exist.
The earth being, to date, the only planet in the solar system, it is the only one to shelter life. Water is one of the 5 essential elements of life.
A simple and understandable explanation for all: Water is used to make blood which brings oxygen to all our organs. Water is used to make urine and perspiration which cleanse the body of all our impurities. One problem though: the human body cannot store water. It is therefore essential to give it plenty of water.
Water represents 60% of our weight or 50 liters for a 70 kg individual. Our 50,000 billion cells contain two-thirds of the water in our body. We understand how much our body depends on it.
However, where the Swiss Fair Future Foundation and our little sister, the Indonesian Kawan Baik Indonesia Foundation works, few people have access to water in quantity and quality. Most people have access to non-potable, often dangerous water that will lead to two types of pathologies: Infectious and those related to chemical or biological pollution for short.
That’s why, as part of the foundation’s core mission of providing access to better health, we work on these programs to create clean water networks like #waterconnections.
These few images show you how we work, on a site of more than 60 hectares, to bring clean and safe water to a population of more than 2200 people who have never had access to it. The construction of 10 tanks of more than 6000 liters, nearly 20 toilets, and showers. These sanitary installations will start once all the tanks are finished and supplied with water, of course.
These installations supplied with water that we found by drilling deep wells are conveyed in each of the installations by the gravitational force or if that is not enough, by hydrodynamic pumps that we manufacture ourselves.
The smiles of the families when for the first time in their life they turn on a tap, the water pours into a container, or they can drink it directly is indescribable. It radically changes their lives.
Source of all life forms, water is a symbol of land fertility, an abundance of food, and spiritual wealth. Historically, Man, through religions, has seen in this precious liquid a gift from God and Nature. And if we move a little away from the spiritual side of the thing, according to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, and according to many scientists, the origin of all living beings is in water. All the oldest fossil species found lived in an aquatic environment. It is therefore quite naturally that we see the predominance of the symbol of water over everything that governs our lives.
Have a great day Kawan.