In Touch Mission International makes every effort to honor the wishes of our donors by using donations for the projects specified. Due to circumstances beyond our control, this may become impossible or irresponsible. In these cases, funds will be redirected to a similar project.
The Cost of Contaminated Drinking Water
Donate to the Clean Safe Water Project
$5,445 funds a well for an entire village.
Drinking contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio and is estimated to cause 502,000 diarrheal deaths each year. (2)
With accessible water, villagers can grow vegetables and drastically improve their nutrition.
MAKE LIFE BETTER
The United Nations estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion hours per year collecting water; the same as an entire year's labor in all of France!
In Touch Mission International has been working in Africa for 35 years. We have long-standing relationships with godly, local leaders who understand the needs and speak the language.
Through our clean water project, we have provided 16 villages with drinkable water...and counting!
When our wells are installed in a village, we use this free gift to explain salvation. Our partner, Johan, and his team of trained Zambian evangelists are based nearby and visit frequently to provide continued Biblical teaching, disciple believers and raise up leaders, with the goal of planting a church.
DONATE TO THE CLEAN SAFE WATER PROJECT
- WHO/UNICEF. "Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done." 2009. available at http://www.unicef.org/health/index_51412.html.
- WHO. Drinking Water Fact Sheet. 2018. available at http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/drinking-water.