Maintaining water wells for the Mulungwishi area to provide clean water in South Congo
Describe the need affecting community
The rate of infant mortality in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo is among the highest in the world. Clean water reduces the rate of disease and infant morality.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
The project will keep existing wells in working order and provide funding for the drilling of new wells. Working water wells will provide clean water to the Mulungwishi area and as funding permits. Also allowing the Mulungwishi team to extend the opportunity of clean water through new wells in very rural parts of the South Katanga Providence of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Describe the primary goal of the project
To create a system in which the people of the Mulungwishi area have access to clean water.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project
The outcomes we desire are: (1) Every person within walking distance of the community has access to clean water. (2) The rate of disease decrease in the area. (3) Water wells become a place of evangelism in the community. (4) The drilling and maintenance of wells adds to the infrastructure of the community. (5) Clean water helps the economy in the local community develop and improve.