Did you know that a staggering 900 children in the world each day needlessly die due to water and sanitation related diseases? Many of these diseases are easily preventable.
Jesus told his followers to give water to those who thirst, we have the opportunity to answer His call in desperate communities across the world.
World-wide do not have access to safe water.
World-wide do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Rely on women to get the family's water when there is no water source in the home..
Where clean water flows, lives are spared from deadly waterborne diseases like dysentery, cholera, and typhoid. Healthy people spend their time working and caring for their families instead of walking for hours searching for a water source and children are well enough to enrol at school. Together we can transform communities in Swaziland, Liberia, Uganda, Niger and South Sudan with many sustainable solutions:
Freshwater Wells You can enable Samaritan’s Purse to install and rehabilitate wells and boreholes. After a project is completed, we offer maintenance training to community members who will assume responsibility for upkeep.
Well Rehabilitation Working with communities, your partnership with Samaritan’s Purse will assist the rehabilitation of broken wells to ensure clean water flows all year round.
Household Filters These concrete filters use layers of sand and gravel to remove harmful micro-organisms and pollutants from water gathered in streams, lakes, or ponds. Together we can continue to transform murky liquid into clean drinking water for families.
Sanitation & Hygiene Together we can continue to offer workshops focusing on personal hygiene, hand washing with soap, food preparation, household sanitation, proper waste disposal, and build good quality latrines that greatly reduces the spread of waterborne disease.
In 2015 alone Samaritan’s Purse made a huge impact on a world thirsting for hope.
271 water points constructed, installed, or rehabilitated
7,300 water filtration technologies installed
5,700 latrines constructed
An average of 92,300 people trained each month on hygiene and sanitation practices