Friday, January 18, 2008

The Play Pump

Do you think M.I.A. & Afrikan Boy know about this?

The PlayPump is an incredibly simple but effective invention that helps people in Africa access clean drinking water. While children are playing on a merry-go-round up to 1,400 liters of clean water can be pumped into a tank that stands seven meters above the ground. The tank’s walls are used to place ad billboards while two sides are reserved for educational messages.

The time is now! A child dies of a water-related illness every 15 seconds. Last fall PlayPumps International launched a $60 million, three-year campaign to bring the benefits of clean drinking water to up to 10 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are one-third of the way to meeting this important goal.

Someone call up M.I.A., tell her to stop bitching about "immigrants" and actually put her money where her mouth is.

To make a donation, please check out the website.

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