Many of us who open a faucet and receive a clear, cold gush of clean water any hour of the day can hardly grasp how precious water is.
Each year, approximately one million people die from using contaminated water. Safe water is crucial for good health and sanitation.
What about taking a bath in muddy water? For many children in Cambodia, this is normal. Their water comes from muddy ponds, rivers.
Some groups migrate from one area to another, searching for precious water for themselves and their livestock.
Imagine what it would be like to drink water from a water hole, unfit even for bathing. Until recently, this was reality for a community in Cambodia.
The Gaza Strip, a tiny Palestinian territory between Israel and Egypt, is overpopulated and polluted.
Some of us children from our village had an exciting day. Today some North Americans living in Haiti told someone from our village that they were opening the clean water station in our community for the first time! It didn’t take long for everyone to find out. We grabbed some jugs and cooking pots and ran to the water station close to the well.
Beaming with smiles, many Haitians scurry to the new water station to fill their jugs. Instead of drawing from the polluted local water sources, they now have access to good, clean water from a CAM-funded well near La Source, Haiti.
Clean water is just a dream for many people. Every day, millions around the world scoop brown water out of stagnant water holes and muddy lakes and rivers. CAM’s Water-for-the-World program changes this for some people. And the results are not always just physical. In Cambodia, where people use dirty surface water for cooking, drinking,… Read more
Excitement was in the air as the New Hope community in Liberia anticipated their first drink of fresh well water! Pastor Akin preached heartily to the group who had gathered for the dedication. “The water is free. It is easily obtainable . . . but if you refuse to drink this spiritual water, you will… Read more
For years the people of Duhn Town, Liberia, got their water from a creek. In dry season, they had to dig into the creek bottom to get more water. In rainy season, the creek water was muddy. When CAM provided a well for the people there, a national pastor went along to preach to the… Read more
Contaminated water in the Gaza Strip continues to pose a host of problems for the 1.8 million people squeezed into the tiny Palestinian territory. Gaza’s only natural water source is polluted by salty seawater, fertilizers, and sewage. Only 5-10 percent of the groundwater is fit for human consumption. The poor in Gaza have the least… Read more
Since 1996, CAM’s Water-for-the-World program has provided more than 120 community wells in Kenya, giving many people access to fresh, clean water. Lavon Stoltzfus, who helped coordinate some of these projects, says, “In rainy season, Kenyans sometimes just go to the nearest mud puddle to get water. This, as you can imagine, is not very… Read more
Water is scarce in northwestern Haiti. That’s why one well in Glaci brought a surprise for everyone. CAM provided funds to drill the well, and it produced a steady 30 gallons of water a minute—enough to irrigate and grow vegetables. CAM installed solar panels so the water could be pumped uphill into a cistern that… Read more