These small gifts can provide a family or community with life’s simplest necessity.
A person can only live a few days without water. But in many parts of the world, access to water is scarce, and clean water is impossible to find. Many people, mostly young children, die of waterborne disease each year. This Christmas, for as little $25, you can help bless a thirsty community with both a physical water source and the hope of Living Water found in Jesus Christ.
1. Provide Families with Household Filters
Many impoverished families have no choice but to get their drinking water from contaminated ponds and streams. And they live with constant sickness and even death. Some try boiling their water to cleanse it, but boiling comes with a cost—quickly draining a family’s income by using up precious fuel resources.
For $150, you can provide a family with a better alternative. Our easy-to-use BioSand Water Filters require no fuel, electricity, or chemicals and can be used for years to provide clean water.
2. Give a Child Safe Water
Children are most at risk to the dangerous bacteria and parasites found in contamined water sources around the world. They are most often the ones who die from these awful waterborne diseases or are forced to miss weeks of school with diarrhea and stomach pain. A gift of safe water can change all that. With $25, you can help give one child safe water at home. Or you can share in the cost of bringing safe water, handwashing stations, latrines, and hygiene training to their school.
3. Bring Safe Water in Times of Crisis
After a disaster strikes, water sources that were once clean often become contaminated. People with limited food and no shelter are forced to drink heavily polluted water to survive. Your $120 donation will share in the cost of an emergency water treatment system. When set up in a disaster area, these powerful units can produce safe drinking water for 2,500 people every day.