Access to clean water is easily available for those living in urban areas; however, for the approximately 10 million farmers residing in the parched regions of Northwest China, the prospect of enjoying a clean drink of water remains an unattainable luxury.
The arid regions of Northwest China are recognized as some of the driest in the world, with an annual precipitation of around 300mm, yet an annual evaporation rate between 1,500-2,000mm. Drinking water for human beings and livestock predominantly comes from the little volume of rainwater collected by water cellars, an underground container solely used for such purpose. Due to poverty, most peasants cannot afford to build a water cellar on their own, and therefore water shortage has become a major problem in their daily living.
Persistent drought has made cultivation hardly possible and the hygiene condition extremely poor. To solve the root of this problem, we have to help peasants build rain-saving water cellars, equipping them with accessible drinking water to grow crops and raise livestock on their own.
Water is the basic need to support life and health, while more than a billion people including tens of thousands of children and women are facing the water drinking problem. In some undeveloped remote mountainous areas, water has become a luxury and water shortage has greatly impacted the locals’ daily life.
Facing such situation, a Hong Kong charity Lotus Light Charity Society takes advantage of its resource and actively unite governments of all levels, media, enterprises and people from all sectors of society to organize a charitable activity charity for rainwater cellars in order to build and repair the water cellars for the people living in the arid mountainous areas to relieve the water shortage problem.
Mr. Zhang Chongming, marketing director of TECH-LONG PACKAGING MACHINERY CO.，LTD. , contacted the organization shortly after learning of the water crisis in the region. A decision of donating water cellars was eventually made after a full understanding was developed to help building water cellars and relieve water drinking problem.
A drop of water expresses a kindness. In the TECH-LONG family, a strong sense of gratitude and social responsibility is deeply ingrained. We firmly believe in never forgetting the source of our success and actively strive to give back to society. Mr. Zhang‘s kindness presents his own kind heart and TECH-LONG’s strong sense of social responsibility and fair consciousness of public benefit. It is believed that China’s public welfare undertaking will get thriving as a broader participation develops.