Clean Water Consumption
Our bodies, and plants, demand a constant replenishing of water for optimal health. For the people served by FARM STEW significant time of every day is spent fetching water that is often of a substandard quality. We hope to change that whenever and wherever possible by increasing the access to high quality water and the consumption and use thereof.
Water activates enzymes in dried seeds, like grains and legumes, making the nutrients easier to digest. The ancient African way to prepare most foods involved a preliminary soak of 10 hours or more, yet with mechanical processing, these techniques are abandoned. FARM STEW reminds villagers of these traditional ways, thereby maximising the nutrition, essential in limited diets.
The World Health Organization, indicates to drink a minimum of 2 liters of water per day. Very few people currently drink that amount of water, especially families whose access to clean water is limited or distant. This simple change in an individual's diet can have dramatic effects in both preventing and treating many illnesses.
We educate villagers about clean water habits, help to identify and protect existing water sources from contamination. We also seek to partner with entities that will drill wells, by providing them with communities that are organised and ready to value the addition of a new water source in their village.