Water - Food No. 1

A human being can survive only a short time without water. This is the reason why the search for water is especially intense in dry regions, and why many people take on long ways in order to fetch water.

Whilst people in the Western world only need to untwist the tap, water in Africa must be fetched from far. Women and girls walk up to 4 hours per day to get water for their families.

At present, over 300 million people have no access to clean water in Africa, i.e.more than 40% the total population. Over 60% of the population have no access to sanitation. The growth of the population will increase the water consumption and water shortage will get worse. The climatic changes that cannot be denied also contribute to this development. More than 30 countries of Sub Sahara Africa and North Africa are already affected by severe water scarceness.