According to a survey some time ago, the number of cell phone users in the year 2000 were around one billion. As as of last year, this percentage has increased fivefold, and this tremendous increase in users is mainly recorded in the underdeveloped countries. There was this time when only some members of the elite class had access to this luxury. Now every other kid has a cell phone. From a thirteen year old to a ninety year old, life is unimaginable without a cell- or smart-phone.
Mobile phone companies are benefiting hugely from this sudden boom in business. This upswing of cell phones has led the poor countries to generate revenue. It has made their lives faster and easier, making businesses more successful and more efficient.
But where will it all go?
That’s what I’m wondering lately.
Will computers and automated communication ultimately make human life redundant?
It may sound strange, but over time, I believe it will.
And although we will still be here, I have no idea what we will we be doing.
The prediction from the Mayan calendar may have gone wrong as we did not face the long dreaded apocalypse, but we should not forget that if we do not control our actions today, an impending apocalypse may not be very far. Water crisis is a growing issue that needs to be addressed immediately in order to turn the tide in civilization’s favor.
You may not know that your faucet can actually make you waste a lot of water. Especially if you own a faucet of the older variety then it is definitely contributing to end the world.
So how do old kitchen faucets waste water?
First, older kitchen faucets have wider openings which causes more water to gush out than needed. And second, older models are made from materials that tend to rust against water and thus create leakages.
The increasing water bills might have already given you the idea about the wastage and you may have already overhauled the whole plumbing system. But sometimes it is the smaller things like the faucets that cause most of the hindrances.
I understand not everyone has the money to buy the best kitchen tap of 2014, so here are a few tips that you should follow:
- Immediately fix any leakage in your faucet the moment you notice dripping water.
- If leaks continue to appear even after multiple repairs, change the faucet immediately.
- Have a water softener installed to soften hard water and avoid leakage of faucet due to erosion.
- Change the faucet if its opening is too wide.
You may think that all these measures don’t matter much, but you’d be surprised at the amount of water you can safe. Just try it, and help our planet as well as your wallet.
Water is one of the most precious things on earth; for without it we can’t live. While it can be abundant, not all people can have access to clean, potable drinking water especially in poor nations. Having safe water and maintaining our overall wellbeing go hand in hand. Unfortunately for many people in Africa and some Asian countries, clean water is scarce. Countries all over the world have expressed the utmost importance of having access to safe water being a top factor of our survival.
That’s why it is truly miserable if people can’t have access to clean tap water for their various household and personal uses. And more importantly, we know how easily people can get sick with fatal diseases by simply drinking unsafe or contaminated water.
Anyone from poor countries (without access to safe water) can get sick of any of these diseases: diarrhea, worm infestation, and trachoma. Who knows, there could be other water-borne health conditions that unsafe water can do and that can cause death to any infected individual.
Now the globalized world has even posed more threat to people’s access to potable fresh water. While it brought progress, industrialization unfortunately has also polluted our water resources. Unless proper garbage and waste regulation is implemented by all governments across the globe, we can only expect the worst consequences.
All we know is that we are witnessing more each day when it comes to online communications. And we might have thought once that communicating via the World Wide Web was only reserved to emails… until various web-based communication platforms, such as social media sites and online conferencing came to life.
Looking at how fast change has been for online-based communications, we could only brace ourselves for more. At least no matter what, we know that it is going to be handy and convenient.
As you can read in The succes of microloans, the fruits of these programs are now beginning to blossom.
The poor who were suffering greatly and were deprived off their basic human rights like food, shelter and clothing can now provide for themselves. Before, they were suffering from mal-nutrition and other vitamin deficiencies, the children in Africa were dying of hunger because their families couldn’t make both ends meet.
Of course, these things still happen, but microloans have given many families a better life. They now earn enough to afford three meals a day, cover their bodies with adequate clothing and shelter themselves under a roof.
These loans are issued to people who are in desperate need of money, those who were losing the race to survival. And what’s new, microloans are even given out to women who want to start small at-home industries and play their part in supporting the family.
Everybody can now start a business or make the already existing ones flourish. A farmer may use the money to buy new tools, a fruit vendor might use it to buy a permanent shop. In one way or the other, these loans are helping those in need, world wide.
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Micro financing is a relatively new act of providing loans to those in need. Generally for entrepreneurial reasons, these loans are provided to help boost a country’s economy and generate revenue. They help those who are talented and in need of work, those who want to work and earn a living for themselves but do not have the right resources.
The amount of money given is generally less than $200. Many people in South America, Africa (Kenya and South Africa are both good examples), Asia (think Philippines) have better hope for survival today just because of these microloans. They lacked capital and advice to find a way of earning a decent living, but now people have opened up their own small businesses like fruit stalls, barber shops, and other small revenue generating jobs.
This initiative is taken by the governments to uplift the spirit of the poor and give them hope, and it has proven to be a great succes.
Obviously, we highly welcome initiatives like this. Which is why we created this post; as a well meant bravo to the governments of these countries.
Keep it up!