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When traveling overseas to construct wells, the 5 greatest health & safety risks are:
  1. Heat Stroke;
  2. Gastro-Intestinal Illness;
  3. Traffic Accident
  4. Injury on the Job and/or Transfusion with Tainted Blood (not working safely!
  5. Walking alone and getting Mugged (in cities) or Attacked (in remote areas);

 

Be a Safe Passenger when Being Driven in Urban areas:
  • Always keep your doors locked and window rolled up. If you want to hear what is going on around you, crack your window, but just enough to hear; Turn down the volume on the radio.
  • Keep your head on a swivel, always paying attention to people walking around your vehicle when it is stopped. Street kids and vendors have been seen testing door handles and trunk to see if they were unlocked.
  • Keep wallets, camera's and hats secure and out of reach of your window.
  • If you need to talk on your cell phone, hold it with your left hand so it is not up beside the window.

What To Take:

  • Lifewater Packing List
  • Packing Tips from Others
  • The Universal Packing List
  • Whatever you take, keep in mind that weight is very important. It is our experience most airlines allow two pieces of luggage (23 Kg maximum each) to be checked free of charge only if you obtain a humanitarian luggage waiver in advance. Bags exceeding 23 Kg pounds but less than 32 Kg will be assessed an excess-baggage fee of $50-$100 per bag. Bags over 32 Kg may not be accepted or if they are, the fees will be very high.

Health (First Aid and Water Treatment):

Other Travel Stuff:


Mr. Bean Reminds us Why Never to Leave Packing until the last Minute!

Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!


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