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Intrn’l Video: Bringing clean water to a slum in Peru

LatinaLista — There are all kinds of poverty. Mostly, the impoverished are those with little money. In turn, these poor can’t buy the basic necessities of life — food, electricity, clothes, etc. Yet, climate scientists tell us that before long there will be another kind of poverty that will not discriminate between those who have money and those who don’t.

Scientists predict that in the future people of all nations will experience water poverty. However, there are some pockets of the world already experiencing this hardship. Either they don’t have enough water for their basic drinking, bathing and cooking needs or the water they do have is contaminated and unusable.

There are efforts worldwide to help the people who are already water-poor. One initiative involves the Safe Agua Peru project. The project partnered last year with the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California to create innovative water solutions for people living in the slums of Lima, Peru.

Documenting the partnership in a short documentary, “Hands in the Mist” follows the progress and trials of bringing the basic humanitarian right of clean drinking water to 30,000 people who had little to no voice.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/42475212[/vimeo]

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