I am sitting here as I write this with a glass of water in arms reach, and I just came from the TV where I was flipping through the channels.
I came away wondering why I should go and send money over to Africa, to these organizations that want you to sponsor a child. I was wondering why are we sending money, they talk about how these people have no food and can not grow any and have to walk for miles to get to town to buy some.
It’s a heart wrenching story.
I can go to my local grocery store and buy the food I need, and all the amenities are available to me. The only exchange is that I must work and earn money to pay for those groceries.
In Africa, they don’t exactly have that option in many places.
I was watching this scene of this young woman with two kids, trying to grow food on dead soil.
Every person knows that in order to grow you need water. These people don’t even have that for growing, and no one seems to think that sending over the people and equipment to drill for water wells would seriously help these people.
Instead, on TV we hear about how hard it is for them, and how no one is helping them.
All these people need is water to be able to grow their food. That is all, and all they need to do is send the people and equipment over to grow it.
These people could be taught how to do gardening that will keep their food alive and growing, using minimal watering techniques like drip watering.
Instead we hear about how they can not do anything because no one will help them with one thing.
You’re probably thinking about all the diseases, and how would this help to get rid of them. Proper nutrition will help their immune system to be able to withstand more.
If we can turn arid regions like Vegas into places that have people over here, then why can it not be done over there??
Why can we not turn those dead areas that have hidden water buried way deep into areas that produce?
The ability is there for us to do this, we send all this money in aid to these countries and how much of it is really put forth to the people, and how much is put forth to help them.
These people will not help themselves, unless we give them the tools to do so. We keep sending in food to these countries, instead of teaching them how to make their own food, and how to make the food with the right tools.
How about this thought… we go over there and drill for water, and if we hit oil then even better. Once we have water, we have the beginning. They always have sun, so in that point we now have the tools needed to use solar power with battery and wind backup. Once we can pump water up to the surface then we are doing well.
From there, we need at least a 1000 gallon water tank, enclosed, so that no one can enter the tank, the tank must be set up with a tool much like a toilet to fill to a certain level then shut the pump off. The tank will then be run on gravity feeding.
From there we have two outlets one setup for drinking water, and the other setup for farming. The drinking water will go through proper filtration so that they have proper drinking water.
The farming water, we can set it up to use drip links on a three field system. We then have a 500 gallon tank set up for the gardening water. Once it’s filled every day, and then only half of the water should be used. By watering at night less water can then be used.
Then we teach them how to use the three field system and then from there we have it down to where an entire village will be able to be fed.
Now I may sound like I am off the deep end with my ideas, but when it comes down to it, I am simply thinking outside the box.
You’re probably thinking how much work it would take to get this all to work? I am calculating at least $15,000 USD to do, per village.
It would not be hard to do, it only takes will power.