In many parts of the world, the average household does not have water flowing freely from a spigot. Many resort to using river water or stagnant pond water, which can result in life-threatening diseases. CAM supplies funds to dig wells, build cisterns, and provide water filters for people in Kenya, Haiti, Liberia, Cambodia, and the Palestinian territories. We also use funds from this program to set up small irrigation systems in Haiti.
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.read more
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...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...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...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...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...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...read more