A woman from northern Ghana named Bechibila is helping her community turn dirty water into clean drinking water with a special powder packet.
Yes, turning dirty water into clean drinking water with powder is real.
Where Bechibila lives the only sources of drinking water are rivers plagued with dirt. Unfortunately there are no other options, so everyone is forced to drink the dirty water; which constantly makes them sick.
Growing up, Bechibila was worried about how she could help others. She knew she wanted to make a difference; she just didn’t know how.
We’ll, she’s found her calling! Bechibila has teamed up with Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) and is using their purified water packets to teach people how to get clean drinking water. Bechibila travels from community to community, to help educate as many people as possible about the life-changing benefits of this amazing invention.
“No matter what situation you find yourself in,” she says. “You can always turn things around.”
Regrettably, there are still many communities without clean drinking water all around the world.
In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 319 million people still don’t have access to a reliable water source. And drinking dirty water can lead to serious diseases, such as cholera, Guinea worm disease, and typhoid fever. On top of that, 42% of health care facilities in Africa don’t have access to clean water. It’s a vicious cycle that needs to be put to an end.
Thankfully there are people like Bechibila who are fighting to change the cycle.
Bechibila is determined to help educate as many people as possible; even though she cannot walk she has a bicycle she hand pedals to get around. Bechibila does not let her disability stop her from helping others.
When faced with adversity, Bechibila simply reminds herself, “I can still go around and help others by educating them about clean water.”
“I will travel as far as my bicycle will take me.”