If I lived in Ghana I'd have to wake up at 5am to go get my water by walking miles. And I'd only have 15 Litres to start with.
For 3 people and my donkey to drink, I would use 1L. To wash my body I could only use half a litre as well as to flush the toilet.
It's not even the time I wake up in Bermuda and I would only have 13L left.
So I wouldn't drink as much to save water for washing and stuff.
At 2pm, I would have to walk again to get 25L.
By the evening, I would have used 3L to cook, and 1L to clean. Then I had .5L to drink.
In my story, when I saw an elderly lady who was really thirsty, even though I didn't have much, I would have enough to give her .5L to drink as well.
Washing my donkey would take 1L and he would drink .5L. I wonder why I keep him if he uses up my water. Maybe cause he helps me carry stuff and I could not do that alone so it's worth using up some of my limited water.
At 10pm I wash my clothes using 3L and then go to sleep cause I need to get up early to get back to collect more water.
This made me really thankful for my taps for one. I'm gonna see how many litres we use to wash our dog and I'll tell my mum how much I would have used to wash my donkey in Ghana!
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