Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Emusanda Well Complete

Children play at their new well

Children play at their new well

The Emusanda Community well was completed just days ago.  Both children and adults have been lining up to gather clean, safe drinking water – now only steps from where they live!

We’re thankful, as are the people of Emusanda to the following donors who built this well:

Individuals:

“Help Dig Wells” – Gift Date between: Jan. 27th, 2009 – Feb. 10, 2009

Groups:

Meadowbrook United Methodist Church – Fort Worth, TX
Students/Faculty of St. Dominic School – Brookfield, WI
Morse High School Student Body – San Diego, CA

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YOUth Missions Steps Up and Helps Big Time

YOUth Missions, Hackensack, NJ

YOUth Missions, Hackensack, NJ

We are the YOUth Missions group of the Second Reformed Church, Hackensack, N.J. We are made up of youth ranging in ages 11 to 18. Most of our work involves outreach to our community homeless but each spring we take on a new project. This year our members began learning about the world water crisis. We watched informational videos, researched causes and solutions on the web, and passed on what we learned to members of our church congregation.

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Simbi School Water Well Pictures

Here are a few pictures of the water well completed last month at the Simbi Primary School in Kendu Bay, Kenya.   After some technical problems with their camera, our team re-visited the well site to grab these shots.

Simbi School Well:

Population – 2,782 + Children
Well Depth – 70 ft

Donor:
St. Peters Catholic Church –  Greenville, NC

 

That’s A Lot of Change

A.G. Bell School in Chicago, IL raises nearly $2,000 in change!   Yes…the jingly kind!!

Check out the letter we just received…

My name is Samantha D., I am writing from Alexander Graham Bell School on the north side of Chicago. One of our school initiatives this year was to promote green initiatives in our curricula and our community-based efforts. As such we re­searched like-minded organizations and were particularly inspired by your efforts.

While it may be easy to impress upon adults the issues of the world, children are often unsure of what they can do to help. In an effort to inspire them and show how they can make a difference, we held a “penny war” competition at our school.

Each grade competed against each other by filling their jug with pennies. They then “at­tacked” other grades with silver coins and dollars to negate their penny earnings. The battle was fierce, and we are proud of the camaraderie that surfaced. After five days of “battle” (and a LOT of coin counting) we raised over $1900. We would like to give you this money to support your cause of helping people the world over have better access to clean water.

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