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Because Every Child Deserves to Be Drinking Pure Water

Did you know that somewhere in the world a child dies every 8 seconds because of diseases related to contaminated drinking water? Perhaps what is even more heart wrenching is that it is avoidable.

In many developing countries, particularly in Asia, drinking water is caught in rainwater jars or taken directly from the ground. Untreated, this water is contaminated with bacteria, organisms, and chemicals that run through the human digestive system, often resulting in death. Simply put, children and their families die from what they are ingesting in untreated water.

When we discovered these facts, the New Dream Foundation knew that we needed to take immediate action. As an organization that recognizes we are a global spiritual community with a desire to help our little brothers and sisters, we created a Pure Water Project. With the help of Tanager Foundation, that alerted us to the crisis, and World Health Alliance International’s organic water purification solution, we have created a safe and cost-effective response to the problem.

Commonly, chlorine is given to people in developing countries and in disaster areas to purifying their water. However, we have heard reports from colleagues about children spitting out the purified water because it tasted so bad, and brothers and sisters in Africa whose feet are bleaching because of exposure to purified water that gets on the ground. In one extreme case, it was reported to us that chlorine capsules were given to people to put into their water supplies for purification, but several individuals did not understand and actually swallowed the capsules. Chlorine is not the best answer, though it has been commonly accepted as the solution.

There is an alternative. Colloidal silver is an organic solution for safe water purification. Approved by the FDA in 1938, it has since then been rigorously tested and has consistently been proven effective in water purification. It eliminates harmful bacteria, and according to children-it tastes good.

There are many programs offering water purification technology to people in need. However, there are three missing components in most programs today: 1) adequate education 2) community involvement, and 3) data collection. Further, women may very well be one of the best resources for advocating and implementing water purification solutions. According to the United Nations Development Fund for Women, UNIFEM, “…in most developing countries, women are responsible for water management at the domestic and community level.”

New Dream Foundation has acquired help from a schoolteacher and a former nurse to design and oversee an education program where local women are to be trained as pure water health ambassadors. Ambassadors will teach village women in their homes how to use: 1) colloidal silver drops properly and 2) good hygiene practices to reduce exposure to water-borne diseases. Women can then teach these techniques to their children and family members.

It is the New Dream’s intention to launch a pilot project in India. During the project, data will be collected so that the positive effects of this program can be demonstrated for greater funding and more widespread application. Through data collection, education, and the community involvement of women, we effectively bring life saving technology into villages in Asia. There is a solution and it is time to act before one more child dies when it could be prevented.

The New Dream Foundation is currently seeking a volunteer program developer to grab this program and run with it! If you are someone wanting to be of meaningful service in the world, has skills in program development and acquiring funding, and wants to make a big difference in the lives of people in need, contact us. We have a program waiting for you.

(The Foundation is also looking for a physician in India who would like to become involved with the program.)

For more information visit: http://www.newdreamfoundation.com/service-projects.htm

If you are interested in helping out in any way, contact us at HelpingHands@NewDreamFoundation.com

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9 Responses to “Because Every Child Deserves to Be Drinking Pure Water”

  1. Ruth Read says:

    This is very interesting. I think it would be good to know this information even in the USA.I have used Colloidal silver for other things. It works.

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  2. John Rives says:

    There is a company that makes a product called LifeStraw, which is a special filter that can be used for drinking water that would otherwise be unhealthy. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but one of my clients donates part of every purchase on his website to supply these special filters to countries where they are needed. You can see more info about them at
    http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw.htm
    if you are interested. John

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  3. Selene says:

    Your helping hands link is not found. I tried to go there to see if I could help you out in any way, but it said not found. I used this link HelpingHands@NewDreamFoundation.com

    I got this message

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    Where did it go?? :(

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  4. AdminCyndi says:

    hi Selene;

    How wonderful that you are looking to get involved. Give the link another chance (sometimes I run into the same problem when the server is really slow – there are days I have difficulty getting onto the ezine – and I know that’s there :) ) HelpingHands@NewDreamFoundation.com is the email address that should get you to the people to talk too.

    If you are still running into a problem email me at cyndi@evolutionezine.com and I will forward your request directly to the New Dream Foundation

    In Joy

    Cyndi

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  5. Misa says:

    Really appreciate your comments! Yes, colloidal silver is not only anti-microbial, it is known to kill many viruses as well. It is probable that in using it for water purification we will also provide a solution for such diseases as malaria. We anticipate we will see a reduction of many common diseases as people drink water purified by colloidal silver. We can do the same here at home!

    The straw is known to be very effective for an individual’s drinking water (Clever isn’t it? And fun—what kid doesn’t like to drink out of a straw?) You have a great suggestion. It would be a great product to offer along with colloidal silver which could purify containers of water so that mothers could clean their food before preparing it, cook with purified water, and use it to clean cuts and abrasions.

    That is the correct e-mail address. Selene, if you need another, e-mail me directly at Misa@NewDreamFoundation.com or visit our website and contact me through it at http://www.NewDreamFoundation.com

    Thanks for all of your thoughtful support!

    Misa
    New Dream Foundation

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  6. Frank says:

    As a pensioner I cannot afford to give but; if I ever get some money, the first would go to ‘BluePlanetRun’. These people go to great lengths to get clean water to the very same village families that you are concerned with! It’s great that people such as yourselves are this concerned and you are now on my list! Go to http://www.BluePlanetRun and see for yourself what they are doing. I think it’s great! Especially as they do not take ANYTHING from donations. It ALL goes to the task in hand!
    Most of the money I had has gone on buying books related to mind developement but cannot seem to get the hang of it all. Now I’ve nothing left.
    Best of luck, I agree wholeheartedly with what you are doing.
    Frank.

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  7. Jonny says:

    I think this article is great and the project sounds like a great move in a better direction than previous efforts to provide clean drinking water to people in developing nations…so kudos for that!!!

    However, one thing I didn’t like in the article was the sentence, “As an organization that recognizes we are a global spiritual community with a desire to help our little brothers and sisters, we created a Pure Water Project.” Specifically in that sentence, referring to people in developing nations as “little brothers and sisters” is something that really bothers me, thinking that the evolution community is above/better than individuals in developing nations. In the snippet of social justice theory I know, I recognize this phrasing as belittling oppressed people in developing nations and, while referring to them in a fond manner (as little brothers and sisters), the idea of persons in developing nations being ‘little’ (as opposed to the evolution community’s ‘big’) seems to come from the egoic consciousness that has to be bigger/better than others.

    I would just strongly question the phrasing of this and urge you to perceive/present persons in developing nations as equal human beings in the future, because oftentimes media portrayls of the neediness of people in developing nations dehumanizes the realities of people in developing nations and get Westerners thinking their better than people in developing nations, which is dangerous to do if we actually want to help empower these individuals out of poverty and towards the equality of all human kind…part of the process is not only helping individuals (and especially women) in developing countries, but also perceiving them as equals and equally deserving of evolving to a higher consciousness. I feel the phrasing in this article does not acknowledge this sense of equality, but rather perpetuates a system of oppression. Thank you.

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  8. Toni Abdul-Rahman says:

    It’s good that Jonny is sensitive to the issues as stated, but I feel that the ‘little brothers and sisters’ is ONLY referring to children, and in no way refers to countries, peoples, adults etc.

    Living in Borneo, I can say from my experience, that most people would simply think it means the children, since that was the headline. (Unless they come from a place of immediate super-suffering and hyper-sensitivity to other issues, which come packaged and perceived as Western arrogance and worse.)

    This feeling certainly exists, but in this case I hardly think it’s activated!

    I’ve never heard of even the most patronizing, condescending, self-righteous, do-gooder person calling whole peoples or adults, as ‘little’ brothers and sisters…

    But it does mean we have to watch our communication, especially when dealing with differing cultures.

    As for Colloidal Silver, this is a great solution and an old one, before the advent of antibiotics. It’s safe but in my experience, expensive. Also there is colloidal silver and colloidal silver, according to the literature. There are devices to make your own, but I’m confused about the quality and differences.

    BUT, I would venture to say that the ‘best’ colloidal silver, will solve NOT ONLY the water quality issues, but ALSO the infectious disease problems once contracted in the body!

    It’s not spoken of because the USFDA etc, is controlled by pharmaceutical lobbyists, but if I had cancer or HIV etc, the first thing I would take regularly, is colloidal silver.

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  9. Misa says:

    Hi All,

    I so appreciate the wonderful insights you are providing!

    Yes, Blue Planet Run is doing some fantastic work. We have been making connections with various organizations we might collaborate with and are looking forward to a conversation with Blue Planet Run.

    And yes, “little brothers and sisters” is a term I heard a year ago referring to the children of the planet. I will make sure that is clearer in future communications. I like the concept because it resonates with my Native heritage that recognizes the people we care about (blood relations or not) as family. You would be pleased to know our program is not at all presumptuous. It is designed to work with local professionals, together as a team, recognizing that their wisdom and expertise is needed for meaningful implementation and results for the people. Our job—as family that cares about their need—is to share an idea, a product, and gather the data.

    Colloidal silver actually was approved by the FDA in 1938 and meets EPA,WHO and European Guidelines for safe drinking water. Silver was used to purify water even in the magnificent aqueducts of Rome, so it has been purifying water for a long time. We are collaborating with World Health Alliance International to keep our costs down, and making sure it remains constantly in supply is one of our opportunities. Indeed, it is known to be an effective response for many diseases and we are hoping this will be a significant benefit to the water purification.

    All my best,

    Reverend Misa
    New Dream Foundation

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