Friday, June 20, 2014

What I've learned about water by Zeke

At home in the United States if I want a drink of water I go to the faucet at the kitchen sink. Some people even have refrigerators that have drinking water in the door. Here in Africa we have to buy clean water to drink. They sell it in bottles but it cost more money, most people buy bag water.

 If they don't have money sometimes there is a well where they can pump water but it may not be safe to drink and it might be a long ways away. 

Even on the street where we live there are some holes in the ground by the road where we see some people get water but some people go to the bathroom on the side of road too. We have seen lots of people by the river and creeks washing clothes and taking baths. Some people have filters to clean their water when it's dirty. We have water in our Africa house because we have water tanks on the roof. Every day someone pumps water out of the well and fills the water tanks. This lets us clean our clothes, dishes and ourselves but it's not safe to drink. We even use bag water to brush our teeth so we don't get sick. We walk down the street to a little store to buy our water. Sometimes we buy water there. Isabel is in there buying biscuits.  Which are really cookies, they call them biscuits.  Sometimes Dad let's you buy a soda. 

 today we bought water from this little shop on the side of the road. Then we carried it back home.

People who live here carry water on their heads, everything else too. 

Clean drinking water is very important but not everybody gets to have it. Some people can get very sick from dirty water, some die. People can learn how to clean their water. 

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