Decisions In Paradise Part I
April 2, 2012
Instructor: Kenneth Pinaire
The Island of Kava has numerous hurdles to surmount in order to better the calamitous circumstances of the populace. The distinct conditions of the cataclysmic events in losing family, through natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, tidal waves, and tornadoes, as well as pandemics such as HIV/AIDS overwhelms the imagination. The Kava government has toiled with Nik in offering ...view middle of the document...
Couple that with the fact that everyone needs water to sustain life, which is difficult considering half of the inadequate amount of water that is available is contaminated, Kava is faced with the prospect of losing a great deal of their population, more than half of which is under the age of fifteen. This loss of population would occur not only from the devastation that comes with natural disasters that wreak havoc, but also because water is the one thing that no one can live without. Nik’s role is to come up with a practicable and viable way to make available to everyone in Kava, especially the children, a healthy water supply. More than one billion people, which comes to about one in six, do not have access to salubrious and uncontaminated drinking water (Water Innovations Alliance, 2008, p. 2). Since Kava’s trustworthy water supply has been destroyed by such severe environmental conditions, they have a great need for relief. This relief has come in the form of the company presenting the government and the people of Kava with good clean water. Shipping the water directly to Kava will allow Nik’s company to build upon their already strong presence in Kava by having their bottled water readily available. By having it readily available, Kava may come to depend on Nik’s company for this basic need. This will also show the founder of Nik’s company just how deeply he is truly committed to helping the people of Kava and not just for riches and recognition. Other bottled water companies seek financial success in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, and have no interests in world relief efforts. Nik’s bottled water will bring about hope for people who just plain and simple thirst for and crave fresh water. The numbers for bottled water have increased substantially in the following years; 1997 to 2005 by 90% to 25.4 gallons- 17 % of nonalcoholic beverage utilization (Soft drink companies make splash in bottled water, 2007, p.1). Nik can emphasize the simple truth that his company continues to set and meet their goals of substantial consumption of...