For the 1.1 billion people in the developing world who lack access to safe water supplies, water is a very precious commodity. Pure water is needed for drinking, irrigation for gardens, hygiene, food preparation and many other aspects of daily life.
However, the urban slum-dwellers often must pay up to 10 times more per liter of water than others in the same city, and have limited access to sanitation facilities. In the rural areas, the only available water from rivers is often contaminated. Rural farmers and nomadic shepherds who are dependent on rainfall for their families, crops and herds, have struggled in recurring drought conditions, and must walk perhaps several hours a day to haul water from yet another dirty source.
AS A RESULT
3.6 million people die each year from water-related diseases.
80 percent of water-related deaths are in children ages birth to 14.
Each year, 1.4 million children die as a result of diarrhea.
Is it any wonder that, at any given time, more than half the poor in the developing world are ill from causes related to hygiene, sanitation and lack of a clean water supply? A lack of clean water has an impact on a community’s economic condition, health, education and its women and children.
Connect with a Child and our partners are committed to helping people develop access to safe water. Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, the Living Water, and showing God’s love in action to the least of our brothers and sisters are the most important parts of offering clean water to a community.
We work with nationals who lead Bible studies, preach and share testimonies with the community while a new well is dug. All of these ministries help plant new churches that will baptize new believers.
Clean water changes lives. Girls return to school. Women begin small businesses. Men are no longer too sick to work. Fields are watered and food supply becomes more reliable. Health returns and children grow up to be productive members of their community. The cycle of poverty is broken. Lives change.“If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.” Eldridge Cleaver
As a result of our many campaign to ensure that the community we serve in have clean water, we continue to see less people getting sick of water borne diseases and this is because of partners like you who have taken initiative to making possible. We have identified 40 new needy areas that we are looking to help them have clean water. Please consider taking part in one of these villages. One well cost $11,000