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This picture is devastating. After a 4 year drought in Kenya, the people are forced to dig giant h***s in the river bed just to find water. Water from the ocean can be brought to them to drink, but first must go through the process of desalination. This converts sea water to drinking water. Maybe an orginization can make desalination plants along the ocean.

All credit given to http://www.amref.org/silo/files/a-watertight-solution.pdf

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Comment by Lindokuhle Njozela on March 12, 2010 at 3:19pm
The trajedy with Africa is the ever-increasing gap between rich and poor. We turn on own. The moment we get out of the situation all we can do is send our regards and boast about our new lavish lifestyles. The people of Africa need to become proactive in their own lives and stop expecting the West to keep bailing them out!
Comment by Jake Baird on March 12, 2010 at 5:18pm
Thank you very much Panamericana.!

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Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 12, 2010 at 5:37pm
Hey Jake, first I see the word KENYA then the picture is frm AMREF where i work! Couldn't not give a point for this :). There are tablets available in Kenya that will make almost any water clear and drinkable. The challenge is that (1) many people do not know about this tablets and (2) although relatively inexpensive, many still cannot afford them.
Comment by Comelia Tang on March 12, 2010 at 9:00pm
Woah....The image you posted is very sad. That reminded me of the time I was volunteering in rural Kenya, I was teaching English in kenya and there were another group of volunteers building water purification systems. I have to say that, that period of time was really an eye opener for me, which made me appreciate and value things in life I usually take for granted.
Comment by Jake Baird on March 12, 2010 at 9:06pm
I am glad to hear that Cornelia :). I went to an Indian reservation once and volunteered. It was an eye opener for me as well.

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Comment by Comelia Tang on March 12, 2010 at 9:15pm
wow, tell me about it. What activities were you doing over there?
Comment by Jake Baird on March 12, 2010 at 9:24pm
I will send you a message as soon as I get to my friends house. Gettin off work right now.

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