Water is quintessentially the substance of life. The average human body consists of 42 litres of water and with a slight deprivation of 2.7 litres, one's body can enter a state of dehydration, which engenders a multitude of health related predicaments. Dr F. Batmanghelidj writes, "Since the water we drink provides for cell function and its volume requirements, the decrease in our daily water intake affects the efficiency of cell activity...as a result chronic dehydration causes symptoms that equal disease". Clearly, humans are biologically engineered to consume water on a daily basis to function, an no other drink has the ability to replenish the body like water does.
Despite this intrinsic and natural need for water, many places such as Niger, in West Africa, go destitute. My goal is to raise money to combat this problem and do my part in helping to concoct wells to create a safer enviornment for those living there.