Would you take a bath...

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    ...or even wash your cloths with the water from this well? ?

    The families of the Chácara do Caqui Favela are supposed to do just that.
    At least that is what they were told after the Council installed a single water tank last year to supply potable water for these poor families. The message was to use the tank supply for drinking water only, but to keep using the wells for bathing and washing water.

    Would you...? Would they...?

    The ground water is polluted with heavy metals and other poisonous residues due to 30 metres of decaying rubbish spread over endless achres of the now deactivated tip where some of these families used to work.

    Shame on the authorities!

    ------MUNDAN¹O, Muiz_, arvindgrover, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. carf 65 months ago | reply

      Quote:
      “Some authentic charity projects are really worth being involved in.
      Gregory Smith is doing his best for street kids for 15 years now and creating an extraordinary social center for kids in the middle of the Diadema, São Paulo favelas. Kids come here learning capoeira, percussion, painting, dance and many other activities. They eat for free and find a peaceful place to develop soft and ordinary relationships between each other, instead of street violence and very poor housing conditions... Thank you Gregory for all of them”
      - c215

      If you would like to help CARF prevent more kids from hitting the streets by building bathrooms and toilets for the families of this underprivileged community, then please contribute whatever your conscience and your pocket allows you. Building work is in process and the first bathroom with fresh water tank is already fully financed thanks to the members of the Flickr community. This is one of those moments where we really need your help.

      Campaign Status: USD$1.170.00
      Thank you so much!

    2. KathyAAdams 65 months ago | reply

      congrats on the campaign Gregory. Hope you are well.

    3. Tway76 65 months ago | reply

      I'll pass..... not my preferred bathing water, for sure.

    4. optimaver [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      That 'water' is not fit to wash even creatures with paws, much less humans! Kudos to the Foundation for all its hard work day in and day out.

    5. ------MUNDAN¹O 65 months ago | reply

      isso porque o Brasil é o país mas bem servido de água do mundo doce do mundo.

      Enquanto uns passam sede, outros lavam os carros importados com aguá potável.

      Brasil.

      país de de contrastes.

    6. carf 65 months ago | reply

      Obrigado (M)(U)(N)(D)(A)(N)(O),

      Translated to English, your comment reads:

      "This because Brazil is the country best served with fresh water in the world.
      Whilst some people go thirsty, others wash their imported cars with potable water.

      Brazil.
      Country of contrasts."

    7. megapiks 65 months ago | reply

      The authorities care only for the rich.

    8. arvindgrover 65 months ago | reply

      This is a powerful way to get your message out there. Please continue to share via Flickr. It seems like the people of this community also need a way to get their message out, via the web. Putting pressure on authorities via writing, photos and video from the people living under these conditions might help to pressure governments and aid agencies to intervene.

    9. carf 65 months ago | reply

      Our Changemaker Campaign to help better these living conditions
      has now reached: USD$2.480,00
      Our aim: USD$7.200,00
      Can you help us to reach that goal.

    10. bceichman02 64 months ago | reply

      all the best...

    11. Blue Dreamz [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      its so.. touchy!

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