Fight For The Forgotten 用希望和愛與汙水奮戰
According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), more than one billion people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. What's worse is that nearly 5,000 children die every day because of drinking dirty water. While a few charities and organizations have drawn attention to the crisis, this issue has gone largely unnoticed. One mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter is fighting to change that.
Around six years ago, Justin Wren was enjoying a successful career as a fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) when he decided to do something greater than just fight for himself. The Texas native packed his bags and traveled to the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight for the Mbuti Pygmies. Wren soon found himself in the middle of a war-torn country and a Pygmy population that had no way of getting fresh food and safe drinking water. The MMA fighter had to somehow figure out how to bring fresh water to the remote Pygmy tribes, deal with the dishonest local government, and keep himself from getting sick in the process. It was a task easier said than done.