I am getting ready for yet another exhibition that opens tomorrow night and I am always nervous. Maybe it is the curse of an artist. Creating work is one thing but presenting it to the public is another. I am lucky to have these first world problems. Meanwhile the people that the Water Survival Charity helps have absolutely nothing. Most have lost everything due to a natural disaster and don’t have shelter or clean drinking water. They are merely trying to survive.
One of the first things that happens, after a natural disaster is that people get sick from a lack of clean drinking water. We only have to look at the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean to see the suffering and challenges they face. In Puerto Rico alone thousands of people are drinking unsafe water causing outbreaks of Diarrhoea and other water born diseases. Thankfully with the water filter in the survival box, families can have access to clean drinking water immediately.
If you have a chance come and see the exhibition. Get an understanding of what the Water Survival Box Charity does and if you can, support the charity. Whether
You make a small donation or get involved everything helps. You only have to raise 200 francs and you can make a meaningful long lasting difference. You can provide clean drinking water for a family of 5 for up to five years.
Its at Photobastei from the 16th till the 26th of November.
Sihlquai 125 8005 Zurich
Open from Wednesday till Saturday 12 to 21om and Sunday from 12 till 18 pm
Vaughan James is a photographer and writer based in Zurich Switzerland