The community does not have access to safe water. They currently are collecting water from a contaminated stream that is at a distance from the community. Waterborne illnesses are common, diarrhea is common as well. Parasites are within the water and soil where people collect the water. You see young children with pot bellies full of worms. They can be treated but continue to return due to the contaminated water source.
Life is tough and learning is even harder when you don’t feel well. Children miss school often due to waterborne illnesses. Church members often miss church due to illnesses or needing to find time to collect water that is not near the community.
Living Water International will provide training and backstopping support to local water user committees and local government structures. Water users will pay small monthly water user fees by household and these funds will be collected and managed by the water user committee for future repairs and maintenance of the system.
All projects are made possible by World Changers.