Providing fresh water wells for villages in Central Congo.
Describe the need affecting community
The United Methodist Church has numerous mission stations throughout the remote villages of Central Congo. These villages do not have fresh water and people suffer from a variety of diseases due to bacteria infected river water used for bathing, washing, drinking, and fishing. Fresh water is imperative for the health of all people and a basic human needs.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
With the goal to dig a new well each year, these remote villages will have water that will significantly reduce river diseases, and other medical problems.
Describe the primary goal of the project
To provide a fresh water well, hygiene and sanitation program, in each UM mission station villages in Central Congo Episcopal Area. This will enhance the quality of life, reduce disease, and encourage economic development.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
The quality of life will be enhanced in each village, where fresh water will encourage better hygiene and sanitation and lessen the diseases caused by polluted river water.