Providing Sustainable Solar Energy Water Wells In The Gambia

Project clean water for life in Gambia

Building clean sustainable water wells in rural Gambia

Water is a staff of life and a prerequisite for a healthy life

Water is like the blood every human being needs in the body because without it life can’t go on, yet Africa faces the biggest challenge of water crisis yearly, which often lead to poor sanitation, diseases, and other health hazards.

Like a lazy moving snail, Africa’s development has been very slow, affecting its infrastructures, including . buildings, sanitation, schools, health, and water . Poverty is so severe that many villages have  no access to electricity and water.

The water crisis in developing Africa and other continents called for ‘World Water Day’  -Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, by the United Nations on March 22, 1992, on the theme ‘Water For Life.’

In the year 2013, on holidays in Gambia, one of the tourists attraction countries embedded into Senegal, in West Africa, Loes Koenen, a Dutch woman working in the health sector had a change of mind after visiting the rural parts in the country.

WellHalo’s water project in Gambia

“I saw with my own eyes how poor the Gambian people are. I was devastated by the misery and especially the poverty, that I needed a few days to recover. That’s why I decided to go back to Gambia in February 2014, to do something about it. I couldn’t live with myself, living in Holland with all the luxury, while people there are suffering,” says Loes Koen.

Like the Polish writer, Ryszard Kapuscinski, sharing his experience of his visit to Africa, including Ghana, Loes said, in Gambia, it was like I was living in a documentary of National Geographic, but with the bitter reality. We were in the land of nowhere, dry land, dry bushes, with dirt roads, and the only green I saw were Baobab trees, the only trees that bear fruit.

Without wasting no time, ‘WellHalo Foundation’ embarked on the construction of sustainable water wells on solar energy in the villages. Each project is relatively expensive, about 7500 Euros, but will last a very long time.

WellHalo Foundation finds those projects very necessary because the lack of clean water generates infectious diseases such as malaria since mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water.During my first visit, I was faced with these tough questions, how do these people cope? And how do they survive? The questions were finally answered when we begin the projects.

The need to help Africa is very necessary. We can’t pretend we don’t know what is going on. Giving Africa a clean water is like saving the entire continent and putting a street child in the classroom is like saving an entire nation. Know more about the predicaments in Africa. You are invited to join ‘WellHalo Foundation’ and together let’s help Africa.

Official website of ‘WellHalo Foundation’: http://www.wellhalo.com/

Once A Man, Twice A child: Making Wise Decisions Before Old Age

Wonderful world, beautiful people

Making Wise Decisions Before Old Age: life is beautiful even at old age

It’s great to be young since life is beautiful, wonderful and full of experiences. Many are born with silver spoon in their mouths, while others born on a bed of poverty. The latter has to run a mile for his daily bread. Surprisingly, there are stories of people who were born into great and wealthy families, whose lives ended with sad events and others born into poverty, but rose to be most industrious and respected people in the society.

While in school many dream of getting good jobs and probably the right partners to start a family. These are essential in life. Without planning one can’t make a good decision and future. When young many never think of old age, until it catches them by surprise. In fact, old age doesn’t mean suffering but at a ripe age we often find ourselves in various health problems, making life miserable sometimes. Many times at old age, there isn’t any more energy to feed on your own, thus; becoming a child once again, under the care of both good and bad people.

We do often hear people saying “Life is short, so let’s enjoy ourselves?” But we shouldn’t forget that what we do while young, determines our future.  According to psychologists and psychiatrists, the roots of our present day ailments can be traced to our homes. That means that we can plan a better life or abide by healthy rules to enjoy healthy lives, instead of misusing our bodies which speed up to ailments at old age.

After a wonderful life, we meet health problems, such as loss hearing, impair vision, urinary and prostate cancer and other old health problems.  Sometimes a doctor may even find a problem during a routine checkup and discover illness we weren’t aware of. One addicted to health hazard substance, can’t enjoy a perfect healthy life, like one free from drugs. Some health hazard addictions sometimes make one older and gaunt, even though the person may be in his or her thirties.

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Imagine at 100 years old, both Grayce and Clarence Dwyer, born to Irish immigrants still live.  According to the article written by Susan Donaldson James on February 14, 2012, via Good Morning America, “Until very recently they have been fiercely independent and still were able to cook and shop even if it meant returning to the local food market more than once a day so that they could prepare their own meals,” said couple’s daughter.

At certain time, old people in excruciating pain prefer to die, while those who are even older and enjoying happy life wish they could live longer. Life it’s like a journey before every one, if it’s well driven, you will achieve success at the end of the journey and when carelessly driven, you will end up in unpleasant situations.

There are many books about living a healthy life. One of them is ‘Living Healthy Life – The most effective and cutting edge health secretes of all time, by Randi Garber. After working very hard, the soul and body need satisfaction, yet too much of everything is bad. People smoke all their lives until diagnosed with cancer. That can be prevented. Life is precious, worth more than silver and gold; let’s take good care of ourselves, to avoid much suffering during old age.