Before clean water arrived at the village of Nkowe-Mafuriko in Tanzania, people would wake up each morning to a life where time, energy and resources were stretched dangerously thin.
Instead of spending precious hours of their day farming the fields for food, villagers would have to wake up while it was still dark to begin their long search for water. Instead of rising to meet each day feeling healthy and strong, the burden of sickness caused by contaminated water would plague them with discomfort.
A 15-year-old girl named Esha recalled the difficulty of life before having access to safe drinking water: “The river we used to collect water from caused stomach aches and diarrhea. I would have to spend time going to the river and if it was the dry season, I would have to dig to find water,” she said.
However, once Global Aid Network (GAiN) provided a deep-capped water well, the hardship of waking up to life in Nkowe-Mafuriko started to disappear. People’s day-to-day rhythms became more sustainable, with less time being consumed by the search for water. Slowly but surely, their physical, mental and spiritual health was restored and rejuvenated.
Esha shared how much she loves that the water from the well helps her to keep her home clean, and that she enjoys having clean water to wash her school uniform.
GAiN also built a church structure in the heart of the village, which has now grown to 40 adults and many children.
Previously, the church met under a tent, which wasn’t suitable when it rained. Believers can now gather as a Christian community year-round and their numbers are increasing day by day.
People in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India face different challenges. The city of Kurnool has the highest percentage of people living in poverty in Andhra Pradesh. People are unable to afford or access basic health care and education. At GAiN, we recognise the inherent dignity of individuals as being made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) and, therefore, desire that everyone experience life in its fullness, free from the burden of poverty.
In August 2023, GAiN will partner with India Campus Crusade for Christ to provide free health care, perform minor surgeries, distribute medicines, and provide counselling and aid to 8,000 people during a two-week medical mission.
Our aim is to raise $40,000 to provide support for our local partners, a dedicated team of 40 individuals consisting of doctors, nurses, and support workers. Together, they will have the opportunity to share God’s love and bring hope to the people through this medical mission.
Despite facing uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to making a difference in India never wavered. Although we were unable to travel there ourselves, we are grateful for the dedicated efforts of our partner organisations who continued the work. We are thrilled to be able to support them in their mission of revealing hope and restoring life.
Through the powerful and transformative gift of having access to clean water and health care, people in Tanzania and India can welcome each new day with joy and hope. Their days are no longer hampered by the time-consuming task of collecting water or the discomfort of preventable illnesses. Each morning, they can look forward to a more empowered way of life.
Our dream is to see more individuals experience the body, soul and spirit transformation that comes when safe water and medical care are provided to communities.
Will you join us to help make this dream a reality?
For just $12, you can provide clean water to one person in Tanzania for years to come, while $50 can provide medical care to 10 people in India. With a tax-deductible donation of $12,000 you can sponsor an entire village and provide water for 1,000.
A simple ‘yes’ creates a ripple-effect of change in the health, relationships, economy and spiritual vitality of a village. Your gift can serve as the catalyst for authentic and lasting impact on a community for generations to come.
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