I am currently in Bali. One typically thinks of sandy white beaches, resorts, bikinis, snorkeling and of course surfing. I have yet to reach the beach but hope too soon. We are in Ubud. Ubud is becoming a tourist attraction with its many temples, cafe's and places to shop. We are staying at an Airbnb for a few weeks. Fortunately we have been provided bottled water. When we are without we have the Grayl (Updated Version) water bottle. With all of our precautions, two of the three of us have the Bali belly. Sort of an upset stomach with stool issues. You can get it from ice at a restaurant, getting water in your mouth during a shower, or food cooked in water.
On our nightly walk, we witnessed people bathing in the local irrigation ditches while down stream, a woman was washing her dishes and another their clothes.
Across the globe there is great need for clean water. Java Llama has partnered with Water for Life to help spread the word about their work. For over a decade they have been drilling fresh water wells for thousands in Guatemala. The good news about those wells is they are 100% sustained! Which means they are still in service since their first well drilled in 2004 and they are maintained regularly. WFL (Water for Life) is volunteer based. Well drillers and other volunteers spend their own dime to get materials as well as their persons there. Some look for 100% of funds to go to helping people before they get involved. I am not sure what business they have ever been in to think such things. Some funds must go to operations, and I hope this mentality will change.
WFL has acquired a more sophisticated well drilling rig. Now what would take over a week or more to be drill one well, two - three can be. They can increase their scope if you will help! Thank you for those who do, and for stepping out to get involved. You can learn more at www.h2oforlife.org We are developing their web-presence, so be sure to like and share their FB Page as well.
Tony Liz Grace
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