Access to clean water still a major problem in developing countries

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  • Allisdair Thornbury, Vic
    Oct. 13, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    @Economist It is so easy to sit back and make statements like "Stop the Corruption" but so hard to do, look at the so called developed countries with all their corruption.

    The bigger solution is education, through education we have better health, employment, involvement in community. Help all people to have better education so they can enjoy the privileges that we in the developed countries take as a right.

    A simple example, look up Bikes for Humanity, through this low level program people are able to have mobility and a small business. Through this program the second hand bikes that would go to land fill go as a container load to a community. Some in the community are trained to run the repairs and create a small business thereby lifting people out of poverty.

    If the standard of education for the whole community is raised we have taught them how to fish.

  • Economist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2012 7:02 p.m.

    I have an idea. Stop the Corruption. Billions in donations to Haiti, Zimbabwe, (insert your fav developing country here), but yet no substantial gain to show from it.

    Corruption needs to be dealt with first, then we can address renewed efforts at providing public health facilities, preventing outbreaks of diseases, etc.

    But, hey...keep throwing bad money after good. That always seems to work...