Posts tagged with ‘clean water’

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Reflecting on Yemen this World Water Day

by Anna Muir

March 22 is World Water Day—it is a day to reflect on the billions of people living without a source of water and focus on the importance of clean water and sanitation for all. This year’s theme, Leaving No One Behind, asks us to address the reasons why so many people are not included in […]

Ten Ways Access to Clean Water Helps Communities Thrive

by Anna Muir

On March 22, we observe World Water Day and focus on the importance of clean water for all creation. Last year, your support for PWS&D’s water, sanitation and hygiene project in Malawi improved access to safe, fresh water in 10 villages. Almost 2,000 people benefited from new wells and water points and 660 families used […]

Construction of a Nearby Well Transforms a Mother’s Life in Malawi

by Anna Muir

In Mwepa, Malawi—one of the driest villages in the region—sources of clean, safe water were scarce. Vayiness Kawonga was accustomed to the laborious task of collecting enough for washing, cooking and irrigation. But things were about to get worse. One day, on her way to fetch water for her family, Vayiness learned that the only […]

“Our community is now clean and so is my home”

by Anna Muir

In Canada, clean water and proper sanitation facilities help us live healthy and productive lives. Around the world, one in three people lacks improved sanitation. For those people, taking control of their own health and well-being can be a challenge. Lyness Nanyesha in Malawi knows this all too well. In her village, household toilets had […]

Clean Water Creates Healthy Communities

by Karen Bokma

If you were to listen to people in Chimbonano village in southern Malawi talk about the water project in their community, you would begin to understand how transformational a safe, clean source of water is. Before the PWS&D water project began, access to clean water was a huge challenge for the village. Community members were […]