Posts tagged with ‘wash’

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Rebuilding Wells in Yemen

by Stephanie Chunoo

In Yemen, the sound of tanker trucks bringing water into communities is too common. With the civil war making other sources unreliable, many families are forced to purchase the water they need to survive from private merchants. They pay steep prices,­ without any guarantee that the water is safe for drinking or handwashing. Some families […]

Water and Sanitation Project Saves Lives in South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

In the world’s youngest country, years of civil unrest have displaced large segments of the population. The United Nations estimates that there are 1.75 million internally displaced people (IDP) in South Sudan. As the conflict enters its fifth year, the humanitarian crisis is only getting worse. Ongoing violence and sustained economic decline have left people […]

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 […]