Please note that this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Clorox Company and Latina Bloggers Connect, this post was created and written by me for travelinglatina.com and express my personal views and opinions.
Did you know that 1 in 7 people in Peru don’t have access to safe water?
You might be asking yourself, what does “safe water” mean? Safe water is water that has been purified from all of bad bacteria. Unsafe drinking water is a leading cause of illness, malnutrition and death for children in Peru (among other countries).
Knowing this information, one of the things we can all do to help is by not wasting water at home. Every time you waste water at home, we are slowly using up safe water that underprivileged people could have access to all around the world. Yes, ALL AROUND THE WORLD!
These are the small things I do to help conserve water:
1. When brushing my teeth— I turn off the water and then only turn it back on when I need to rinse
2. When washing dishes – I rinse all the dishes with a coat of water, then wet my sponge and add soap. Once I do those two steps, I scrub all the dishes with soap; once they are all soapy I open the water drain again to wash off all the soap at once.
3. When showering – I LOVE good warm shower but I try to time myself to no more than 10 minutes in the shower. However, some of my uber green friends have told me that to really preserve water you can take a shower in 5 minutes.
4. When cleaning my home – This is more for the bathroom, similar to washing dishes; I do a quick rinse with water, turn off the faucet and then scrub the bathtub and sink, then rinse again with water. I know this is different than what most of us Latinas grew up with. I remember my mom just letting the water run until she was completely done!
When I heard that Clorox was putting a campaign together to raise awareness of this chronic problem I had to jump on board. The Clorox Safe Water Project (Proyecto Agua Segura de Clorox) is leading an intervention to address the chronic problem of unsafe drinking water in underprivileged populations.
So, what is the Safe Water Project?
The Clorox Company has a long history of supporting healthy families with its namesake bleach. Bleach is a safe, power and cost-effective disinfecting agent that can play a key role in public health. During the next three years, the Safe Water project will bring 400,000 liters of safe drinking water each day to more than 25,000 individuals in Peru where one in seven people don’t have access to safe water.
Just click the video below to learn more about this amazing project:
If you aren’t already conserving water, which one of the tips above will you start using to help our world? If you can’t answer that immediately, it’s no biggie! You can help out in otherways by using the power of social media.
For every tweet you do using the hashtag #ProyectoAguaSegura it will trigger a $1 donation by Clorox to help bring safe drinking water to individuals in Peru, up to $20,000. Each $1 donation provides one Peruvian with safe water for four months.