There are ways to remove salt from ocean water, now, but a log time ago, not so much. There are over 10 types of salts in the ocean waters that no one wants to drink or cook with on a day to day basis. This is why searching for and using fresh water is so important to our well being.
If you live in America, or even the UK, then you know how blessed you are to have fresh, running water, in your kitchen, bathroom and outdoors. If, on the other hand, you live in Africa, fresh water is not so easy to come by. As of right now, there are well over 320 million Africans who have to travel 20 hours, or more, weekly, for fresh water I take for granted.
Fresh water, that is water sources not contaminated with who knows what that will cause disease and many illnesses, is something that everybody on earth needs and desires. Sadly, there are so many communities in Africa that live in poverty, they probably have never tasted fresh, running water and therefore they do not have a long life span.
Where there is poverty in African communities, more likely than not, there will be such diseases as HIV/AIDS and so much more. African people do not have to live this way though. They can have the knowledge of fresh, running, water like so many in the United States and UK use on a daily basis.
In fact, if you live fresh water and want to share your love of water with Africa, all you have to do is buy this book: Couch Rebels! like I did. There is no need for you to leave your home to show how much you care. All you have to do is buy this book when it comes in August 14th. This book tells stories from 79 storytellers, with 86 stories in total, and all proceeds will go towards providing fresh water to Africans in need of the fresh water we take for granted.