In many localities in sub-Saharan Africa residents have no choice but to collect water from likely contaminated sources containing parasites and diseases forcing them to risk illness and even death by consuming it. In addition, many children, particularly young girls, are forced to walk long distances daily to fetch water for their families carrying heavy containers full of water on their heads instead of being in school. More than 100 people in Africa die every hour from diseases linked to contaminated water, poor sanitation and poor hygiene.
WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING
Bread and Water for Africa® installs wells in communities where clean water is unavailable, locating the wells on the grounds of schools or health clinics providing the facilities with easy access to uncontaminated water, as well as allowing the members of the local community to also collect water benefiting thousands.
WHERE AND WHO WE WORK WITH
For nearly two decades, Bread and Water for Africa® partners operating on the grassroots level in African villages and local communities have been working to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. This includes the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care, as well as education so that they can built better lives as they enter adulthood.
OUR IMPACT IN 2016
In Sierra Leone, more than 3,000 students at the Hill Station primary and secondary schools, as well as residents from the surrounding communities, benefit annually from clean water that is being provided by a well dug on the school campus.
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Clean and safe water is such a scarce resource for so many, including in Sierra Leone. Mothers, children, the sick, and indeed entire communities suffer from inadequate and unhealthy water in far too many communities of Sierra Leone. That’s why this month, with our...read more