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.
WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING
With your support, we install 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
Water is life! We support programs that provide access to clean water and educate Africans about the importance of clean water for the prevention of diseases and the safe use and collection of water.
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.
All because of our supporters, Bread and Water for Africa 2016 highlights include: School construction completed in Cameroon 74 orphaned children found a loving home in Kenya 1,006 students received primary and secondary school education in Sierra Leone 146 children...read more
Rev. Francis Mambu puts it this way: “Access to safe drinking water is a challenge. Presently, the community does not have a running tap. “The school children travel far distances to fetch water which is really affecting their education.” Not to mention putting their...read more
Bread and Water for Africa® Receives $10,000 Grant by the Neilom Foundation to Drill Water Well in Sierra Leone
Bread and Water for Africa® has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Neilom Engineering for Social Change Fund to build a water well in Sierra Leone. The grant is being made available through the Neilom Foundation and the Center for Engineering Concepts Development...read more